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DMK warns partymen not to violate party discipline

Written by: Staff

Chennai, Mar 27 (UNI) The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) today warned partymen against indulging in dissident activities, protesting against denial of seat or over allocation of constituencies to the allies in the front for the May 8 assembly polls.

In a statement here, DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan said if anyone violated the discipline of the party, they would be suspended from the party and subjected to disciplinary action.

He said the party, as decided by the General Council, which met in Tiruchiprapalli on March 3, held discussions with the allies and finalised seat allocation. Based on this, the selection of candidates was being held.

In this backdrop, if partymen protested against allocation of some seats to the alliance parties, it would amount to violation of party discipline, he said.

Mr Anbazhagan's warning comes two days after party President M Karunanidhi expressing regret over partymen bringing down party flagposts and resorting to violence to protest against allocation of ''their constituencies'' to the alliance parties.

The warning also assumed significance in the wake of former MLA A G Sampath, raising a banner of revolt over allocation of Mugaiyur seat to the Pattali Makkal Katchi. He reportedly announced his decision to contest from the constituency as an Independent candidate.


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