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Row in TN Cong over naming Karti Chidambaram from Sivaganga seat

Former Union Minister E M Sudarsana Natchiappan who was a contender for the Sivaganga Lok Sabha seat has strongly opposed the party high command s decision allotting it to Karti P Chidambaram saying people hated that family. While the names of eight other Congress candidates from Tamil Nadu were announced on Friday, the nominee for Sivaganga - Karti Chidambaram - was declared only on Sunday evening. Besides Karti, the only other contender for Sivaganga seat was Natchiappan. Natchiappan, who emerged victorious in 1999 Lok Sabha polls defeating H Raja (BJP-runner-up) and P Chidambaram of the Tamil Maanila Congress (who secured the third position), said the decision by the high command has pushed the Congress into a tough situation since Karti Chidambaram was facing court case. P Chidambaram has won from Sivaganga seven times starting 1984. As far as I understand, people hate that entire family (P Chidambaram s family) as they have not done any good for the Sivaganga constituency, .

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