Actor-politician Vijayakanth will seek election from Rishivandiyam in Villupuram district in the April 13 Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.
The DMDK today released the first list of 11 candidates for the polls. The actor, who was elected from Virudhachalam in the neighbouring Cuddalore district in the 2006 elections, has changed his constituency this time.
He was the lone winner for the party, which had contested on itsown in all but two of the 234 constituencies in the 2006 assembly elections.
Vijayakanth will take on sitting Congress MLA, S Sivaraj if the Congress renominates him in the constituency. The DMK has allotted the seat to the Congress.
The DMDK is contesting 41 seats in alliance with the AIADMK. Party Presidium Chairman and former AIADMK minister Panruti S Ramachandran, who unsuccessfuly contested from his native town of Panrutiin 2006, has also shifted his constituency. He is contesting in Alandur in the city now.