The state Congress unit has invited applications for nine constituencies in Tamil Nadu in which it would contest during the April 18 parliamentary election from Friday.
In a statement here on Thursday, Alagiri said that the applications would be issued after the official announcement about seat allotted to each party in the DMK combine. Notably, the Congress did not invite applications for the assembly bypolls which would be held along with Parliamentary polls. Among the 18 constituencies, Sholinghur, which was contested by Congress in 2016 election, would go for polls on April 18.
It may be noted that the seat sharing agreement signed between the DMK and Congress had no mention of the bypolls either.
When asked, DMK president MK Stalin had said then that they would decide it after the poll dates are announced for the assembly constituencies. Applications may not sell like hot cakes this time in the Congress party as it seems to have already identified the candidates for the seats allotted to it in Tamil Nadu.
At least a couple of ex-MPs, former ministers or their sons are believed to be favourites for the meagre nine seats. It is expected that there would be a huge demand for Kanniyakumari seat, where the prospects are bright for the national party without the DMK factor coming in to play.