Each political party has its own system for winning candidates from a large area of candidates.
Election time usually presents a challenge for leaders in choosing the right candidates out of thousands of candidates. DMK President MK Stalin acknowledged his problem on ThursdayUdanpirapuku kaditham‘(Letter to cadre) MurasoliParty mouthpiece. He said that apart from finalizing the seat-sharing agreement with the allies, interviewing thousands of candidates was an important task.
DMK has received more than 8,000 applications, the highest number in recent times, and is required to list candidates from around 180 assembly constituencies where it intends to contest. It is interviewing candidates in batches.
For the candidates too, the process is exciting. Former Madras High Court judge PR Sivakumar said, “The panel interviews five candidates at a time and questions about the prospects of one candidate in a constituency”. When asked about his prospects, he said, “I I have chosen for the constituency only because I am confident of my victory. ”
Incidentally, this time, although the DMK leadership has prepared the background of every candidate, the data prepared by the party's advisor Prashant Kishore's Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) will also play an important role in the selection of the candidates.
The interview was conducted by Mr. Stalin, General Secretary Durimurugan, Treasurer TR Balu, Deputy General Secretary and others. The financial strength of an aspirant is also taken into consideration.
Former minister Thangam Thenrasu said, “If there is a district secretary candidate, the question will be around the party's prospects in the district.” “District secretaries will sit on the panel when candidates from their districts are interviewed,” he said.
Aspiring R. of Thirupparankundaram. Balaji said that the party has done a good job about all the candidates. The interview ends in a few minutes. In my case, I was among the 10 candidates who faced the panel together, ”Mr. Balaji, a Deputy District Secretary.
The Congress said that it has received a huge response. “We have received around 1,500 applications. TNCC President KS Alagiri said that Dinesh Gundu Rao, who is in charge of party affairs in Tamil Nadu, is in talks with the district committee presidents and secretaries.
“Gone are the days when we had to wait for the approval of the central leadership. [Congress leader] Rahul Gandhi has given us a free hand to deal with local issues. We will finalize the list and send it [interim president] Sonia Gandhi for approval, ”he said.
Interestingly, the CPI-M does not invite applications. After the constituencies are confirmed, we will take the opinion of the district committees. They will recommend the candidates, ”Member of the Politburo. Ramakrishnan said.