Polling official forced to remove shirt resembling AIADMK flag

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Madurai, May 16: Wearing a shirt resembling the AIADMK party flag landed a polling booth officer in trouble at Virudhunagar district as he was forced to remove it after a Congress functionary objected to it.

Polling was suspended for an hour due to the altercation, police said.


S Karthikeyan, a teacher, was on election duty in Mamsapuram when a Congress functionary objected to his wearing a shirt bearing stripes similar to the one on the AIADMK party flag.  [Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Assembly elections (Live): Exit polls: AIADMK may take a hit]

Police said they tried to convince the Congress functionary to withdraw his objection, but he persisted, following which the officer changed his shirt.


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