Kanimozhi’s tenure in the Rajya Sabha will come to an end in July 2019. She has now expressed her interest in entering the electoral fray from the Thoothukudi Parliamentary constituency. She was first elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2007 and again in 2013.
The party has adequate numbers in the Tamil Nadu Assembly to ensure her re-election to the Rajya Sabha, however some party leaders are encouraging her to contest from the Thoothukudi constituency. It is said that Kanimozhi was keen on standing for elections in the Lok Sabha polls as she felt that a politician should meet people and it is the only way to build up a rapport with the voters.