Udhagamandalam: Former Union telecom minister A Raja filed his nomination papers as the DMK candidate for the Nilgiris Lok Sabha seat here on Monday.
Raja filed his nomination after offering prayers at the ‘Ethai’ temple at Beragani near Kotagiri.The AIADMK has pitted M Thyagarajan, 59, former Pollachi MP, against Raja.
With this, all the main political parties have filed their nominations for the seat.
MNM and AMMK have also fielded their candidates, who are from the plains.
They had approached the Union government in this regard, but in vain.
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