The TNCC chief resigned following the party's poor show in Assembly Elections

EVKS Elangovan supporters demand he withdraw resignation
news Politics Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 15:42

Supporters of TNCC President EVKS Elangovan, who resigned from the post following Congress’ poor show in May 16 Assembly elections, on Sunday demanded he withdraw his resignation.

High drama prevailed outside his Manapakkam residence in Chennai when one of the supporters tried self-immolation by pouring kerosene on himself.

However, other Congress workers prevented him from going ahead as they snatched away the container and threw it away.

About 40 TNCC district secretaries loyal to the former Union Minister met him and held consultations where they demanded withdrawal of his resignation, senior leaders said.

N Rangabashyam, District Secretary, North Chennai, said that the supporters had sought withdrawal of his resignation, adding, "We are confident he will continue as TNCC President."

He also denied reports that the office-bearers bearing loyalty to Elangovan, planned to quit en-masse.

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