Tuesday, March 29, 2011

1153 nominations rejected

Chennai, Mar 28: A total of 1153 nominations filed for the April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, were rejected when the papers were taken up for scrutiny.

The papers rejected were mostly filed by independent candidates for want of required details, while papers filed by leaders of various political parties, including Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa were found in order.

In all, 4,228 candidates had filed their nomination papers and the number of candidates to be left in the fray would be known on April 30, the last date for withdrawal.

Surprisingly, papers filed by Ms Jayanthi Thangkabalu, wife of TNCC President K V Thangkabalu, to seek election from Mylapore constituency in the city, were rejected as she did not sign in the papers.

The papers filed by Mr Thangkalabu as dummy candidate, were, however, found in order. It remains to be seen, whether he will become the official candidate.

The papers filed by PMK nominee to seek election Vedaranyam were also rejected on scrutiny.

The election officials heaved a sigh of relief as 91 papers filed by the members of the Tiruppur Industrial Protection Committee (TIPC) in Tirupur North, to express their anger over loss of jobs due to closure of dyeing units were rejected.

Eds here pick up suitably from earlier series.

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