CHENNAI: DMK’s ally MDMK on Saturday announced the candidature of former MP A Ganeshamurthi from the Erode constituency for the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu.

Ganeshamurthi is a two-time MP, who had represented Palani in the 12th Lok Sabha (1998) and Erode during the 2009-14 period.

“Ganeshamurthi is contesting from Erode as MDMK candidate, on behalf of the DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance,” MDMK founder Vaiko said in a statement here.

MDMK has been allotted the Erode constituency, even as DMK President M K Stalin has assured one Rajya Sabha seat to his party’s ally at the appropriate time.

Tamil Nadu has a total of 39 Lok Sabha seats.

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