Sonia Gandhi to address election rally in Puducherry

April 5th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Sonia Gandhi Chennai, Apr 5 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi will address an election rally in Puducherry today to garner support for the Congress- Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) alliance in the Union Territory.

Congress is contesting in 17 out of total 30 seats in the Union Territory while DMK its main ally in 10.

The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) will contest two seats and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) one.

Gandhi will also be addressing a meeting in Chennai by 4 p.m on returning from Puducherry.

Apart from DMK President and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, leaders of alliance partners, including the PMK, VCK and the IUML, were expected to attend the public meeting in Chennai.

Tamil Nadu and Puducherry go to the polls on April 13.

A total of 2,773 candidates will contest for seats in 234 Tamil Nadu Assembly constituencies. A total of 187 candidates will contests for Puducherry assembly elections. (ANI)

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