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Will the elections be held in Puthukudiyirruppu? – Woman prevented from signing Candidate Application at TNA MP’s Office

Will the elections be held in Puthukudiyirruppu? – Woman prevented from signing Candidate Application at TNA MP’s Office

A woman candidate  for Puthukudiyirruppu Pradeshiya Sabai was reported to have been prevented from signing the Candidates Application, abducted, detained, and later released by supporters of a Vanni MP.

This affair has caught the attention of the Election Commission. Without a solution to this affair, the elections for Puthukudiyirruppu PS has  become a big Question mark. The commission is also contemplating about suspending the Election to Puthukudiyirruppu  PS.

A woman was selected by the PLOT to represent the TNA under ITAK in the election for Puthukudiyirruppu PS. She was invited to the office Dr. Sivamohan, MP for signing the Nomination papers. But, when she went there the supporters of a Vanni TNA MP had sent her away, preventing her from signing the Nomination papers and had detained her until the nominations were closed and had released her thereafter. A complaint was made to the Puthukudiyirruppu Police as well as to the Election Commission.

The Commission has decided to obtain the police report on the incident and to take appropriate action thereafter. The commission wishes that the preventers should be arrested and detained till the end of the elections, if the MP concerned is linked to the prevention he should also be arrested or the nominations should be called again. If all these are not possible, the commission is contemplating to suspend the Puthukudiyirruppu Election. However taking any solid decision was postponed till the report of the police is received.


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