Karunanidhi to contest 13th time, to campaign from April 23

Chennai, April 12 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi, who will contest for a record 13th time in assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, will start his campaign from April 23, it was announced on Tuesday.

Karunanidhi, 93, will file his nomination on April 25 in Tiruvarur assembly constituency, about 320 km from here. Elections in Tamil Nadu are due on May 16.

After a public rally here on April 23, the former chief minister will address more than 30 public rallies – either from his campaign van or from the dais.

The five-time chief minister has never been defeated since he started contesting elections in 1957.

After his win from Thanjavur in 1962, Karunanidhi has been contesting the assembly polls from one of the seats in Chennai. In 2011, he shifted to Tiruvarur.

The DMK will contest the coming election in alliance with the Congress and smaller parties.

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