Tirupur: 140 Independents to withdraw from poll fray
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 27, 2011, 22:12
  
Coimbatore: 140 candidates who had filed nominations as Independents from Tirupur North Assembly constituency on Sunday decided to withdraw from the poll fray after candidates from major parties assured them of resolving their concerns regarding the closed units in the hosiery hub.

The decision follows a meeting of all the contesting candidates, organised by the Tirupur Industrial Protection Committee, to which candidates of major political parties were also invited, Committee sources said.

At the meeting, the candidates of DMK, AIADMK, Congress, CPI-M and BJP assured of permanent measures to solve the crisis, which was precipitated by a High Court directive ordering the closure of more than 700 dyeing and bleaching units due to discharge of effluents into the Noyyal river.

Following the decision to withdraw the candidates, the Election Commission would heave a sigh of relief, as it had been planning to revert to ballot papers, because EVMs can accommodate only up to 64 candidates.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, March 27, 2011, 22:12


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