DMK chief M Karunanidhi announced the candidates for the 173 seats on Wednesday

DMK party leadership faces the wrath of cadres over selection of some candidatesPTI/ file photo
news TN2016 Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:25

A section of DMK candidates from the Nellai, Vellore and Pudhukottai on Wednesday evening took to streets to protest the selection of candidates for some seats in the upcoming elections, reported Puthiya Thalaimurai TV.

DMK chief M Karunanidhi announced the candidates for the 173 seats that the party is contesting, earlier in the evening.

Clashes broke out between the protesters and supporters of incumbent MLA TPM Maideen Khan’s selection for the Palayankottai seat in the Nellai district. While the protesters burnt effigies of Maideen Khan, the supporters celebrated his candidature by bursting crackers.

Madideen Khan has reportedly contested from the same seat in the previous four elections.

In Vellore district, a faction of party workers protested the selection of district secretary AP Nandakumar for the Anaikattu constituency and demanded that senior party worker from the district Babu be fielded in the same.

The protest turned violent when the workers displayed their displeasure by breaking into the party’s district headquarters and trashed down the doors of the office.

The selection of Satish for the Alangudi seat in Pudhukottai was also protested by party cadres. They staged a street protest and argued that Meiyanathan, a senior party worker deserved the seat instead of Satish, who is a relatively new to the party.

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