Karthi Chidamabaram son of former finance chief minister Pa. Chidambaram will be contesting in Sivagangai constituency. Karthi Chidamabaram was also a Indian National Congress member for long period. Karthi Chidamabaram already contested in 2014 General election in Sivagangai district and lost and moved to 4th position but managed to get 10% of the votes polled.Winner ADMK managed to get 46% of the votes.
Chidambaram is alleged to be involved in the Aircel-Maxis and Sequoia Capital case. Congress contesting in 10 constituencies in Tamilnadu. Out 10 constituencies congress announced candidates of 9 expect Sivagangai district. After several days of Congress announced the candidate for Sivagangi district and its Karti Chidambaram.
Several Congress men of Sivagangi district wanted Karthi Chidambaram to contest in Sivagangai and be working for the election.