Madurai District Collector refutes Alagiri`s charge

District Collector U Sahayam refuted the allegation that he had spoken about change of government in Tamil Nadu at a function here recently and said such a charge has been made only to "divert" him from election-related work.

Madurai: District Collector U Sahayam on Wednesday
refuted the allegation that he had spoken about change of
government in Tamil Nadu at a function here recently and said
such a charge has been made only to "divert" him from
election-related work.

Union Minister M K Alagiri had alleged that Sahayam stated
that it was natural for the people to expect a change during
the elections and that he would take it up with the Election
Commission.

The collector told reporters here today that his speech at
the Lady Doak College on March 24 had been recorded on video.
"Any person can listen to it.The charge has been made
only to divert me from my work..It is the duty of every
Collector to work without any bias".

He also said no District collector would say that a change
of government was needed."I only told the students that they
should create a fair society and a fair nation,and for that
vote should be cast without taking any money,and 100 per cent
voting should be ensured."

Tamil Nadu goes to the polls on April 13.

PTI

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