S Ve Shekher, `Karate` Thiagarajan expelled from Congress
Former Deputy Mayor of Chennai `Karate` R Thiagarajan and actor-politician S Ve Shekher were among the 19 members expelled today by the Tamil Nadu Congress from their basic membership for "anti-party activities".
Chennai: Former Deputy Mayor of Chennai
`Karate` R Thiagarajan and actor-politician S Ve Shekher were
among the 19 members expelled today by the Tamil Nadu Congress
from their basic membership for "anti-party activities".
"The members were expelled for anti-party activities and
for conducting false campaigns by means of supporting the
opposition parties," TNCC president K V Thangkabalu said in a
Congress members were advised not to have any kind of
party-related communication with the expelled members, he
Sitting Mylapore MLA Shekher, who was elected on an AIADMK
seat before being expelled in 2009, had joined the Congress
recently and was not allotted a seat this time around.
Trouble brewed in the Congress after All India Congress
Committee nominated Thangkabalu`s wife Jayanthi to contest
from Mylapore constituency for the Assembly polls in Tamil
Nadu, which concluded yesterday.
Jayanthi`s nomination as Congress candidate had caused
heartburn among a section of partymen with some of them even
burning Thangakbalu`s effigy and staging a dharna in front of
his house here.
However, the Election Commission rejected Jayanthi`s
nomination citing lack of documents for the assets while
filing her affidavits. The nomination of Thangkabalu, who had
applied as a dummy candidate, was cleared and he became the
party`s official candidate for the Mylapore constituency.
Among those who were expelled are Youth Congress Mylapore
district President D Vijayashekar, South Chennai Youth
Congress President James G Prakash, Youth Congress Central
Chennai General Secretary Ranjan Kumar, Youth Congress
Kancheepuram district Vice-President R V Ranjith Kumar, Erode
district Youth Congress President J Suresh, Erode district
Youth Congress General Secretary Sakthivel and Tiruppur
district Youth Congress President Jawahar Babu.