AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will kickstart her 15-day tour of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on April 9 for the Assembly polls by addressing a rally in her R K Nagar constituency.
While the chief minister would campaign for 14 days in Tamil Nadu from April 9 to May 12, she would wind up the Puducherry leg of her tour in one day on April 25, a party release said.
“She will campaign for party candidates and nominees of the allies,” it said.
Jayalalithaa would begin her campaign on April 9 in R K Nagar by addressing a rally. On April 11, she would be in Virudhachalam in flood-hit Cuddalore district.
On 13 April, she will address a public meeting in Dharmapuri and on April 15, she will be in Aruppukottai in Virudhunagar district.
On April 18, she will campaign in Kanchipuram, and on April 20 in Salem. Similarly, the chief minister would be in Tiruchirapalli (April 23), Madurai (April 27), and Coimbatore (May 1).
On May 3, she will address a rally in Villupuram, where actor turned politician Vijayakanth’s constituency Rishivandiyam (he represented in 14th Assembly) falls.
On May 5, she will address a rally at Perundurai in Erode district, from where she would leave for Thanjavur on May 8 and cover Tirunelveli on May 10. Her campaign will conclude in Vellore on May 10.
Party sources indicated this was the broad itinerary and she would also address the electorate at several other places.
Though there was a brief lull recently, AIADMK has already been conducting public meetings and street-corner meetings in view of the May 16 election.