The CPI(M) announced candidates for nine Lok Sabha constituencies it will be contesting in Tamil Nadu. The candidates include two women Com. U. Vasuki for Chennai North and S. Tamilselvi for Thanjavur — and two Dalit candidates. CPIM state secretary G. Ramakrishnan said his party had fielded a Dalit candidate K. Samuel Raj for Virudhunagar general constituency. For Villupuram reserved constituency the candidate is G. Anandan. The party has renominated P.R. Natarajan from the Coimbatore constituency. He won it in the 2009 polls. A.V. Bellarmine, who won the Nagercoil constituency in the 2004 election, is again contesting from Kanayakumari constituency. The candidate for Madurai is P. Vikraman. The candidates for Tiruchi and Dindigul are S. Sridhar and N. Pandi respectively.