Chennai: Sensing trouble from some party workers
over denial of tickets in this month`s civic polls, AIADMK
supremo Jayalalithaa on Sunday asked them to withdraw their
nominations and assured them they would be rewarded at an
"I have come to know some party workers have filed their
nominations against party nominees. Such acts will only help
the opposition," she said in a statement.
She also urged those who have filed their nominations
against party candidates to withdraw their candidature.
Observing that not being given tickets would in no way
mean the party workers were rated less, she assured them "at an
appropriate time" efforts would be made to provide them an
opportunity to serve the people.
Facing her first major political battle after storming
back to power in the April 13 Assembly polls, the Chief
Minister appealed to the people to give her party a chance in
the multi-cornered civic polls, scheduled October 17 and 19.
Last week, a section of AIADMK volunteers staged a protest
in front a hotel in Tiruchirapalli where Finance Minister O
Panneerselvam and Agriculture Minister K A Sengottaiyan were
staying, over denial of tickets to contest assembly and civic
polls. Protests were also reported in front of the party
AIADMK and DMK which formed rainbow alliances for the
Assembly polls have dumped their respective allies and are
vying to wrest seats in over 13,000 local bodies, including
nine corporations and municipalities.