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Cong rebels to put up candidate in Villianur

Written by: Staff

Pondicherry, Apr 19 (UNI) Theni C Jayakumar, the official Congress candidate for Villianur constituency, is finding it tough with strong opposition from a section of party rebels in the constituency.

A meeting held at Villianur last night under the leadership of former Minister Ananda Bhaskaran and NIT Narayanasamy strongly criticised the candidature of Mr Jayakumar and resolved to field a rebel Congress candidate. Opposite Mr Jayakumar.

Mr Jayakumar, a sitting TMC(M) member from Villianur, expressed his wish to join the Congress a few days before notification of polls so that he could contest the seat again on a Congress ticket.

This was opposed by some Congressmen from the area, who registered their protest with PCC chief Shanmugham. However, the latter admitted Mr Jayakumar into the Congress and nominated him as the candidate for Villianur.


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