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Vaiko Suggests Party Supporters to Maintain Discipline

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Chennai: Following the incident of burning effigies of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief Jayalalithaa allegedly by Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) supporters, MDMK chief Vaiko today asked his party men to maintain disciple and suggested them not to perform the activities that bring disrepute to the party.

It is worth mentioning here that Vaiko has been clicked out of the AIADMK-led alliance. The MDMK supporters has reportedly burnt the effigy of Jayalalithaa  in neighbouring Tambaram and Theni.

“We had been maintaining dignity and peaceful approach during seat-sharing talks even as scores of party workers have earned good name for MDMK by virtue of their behaviour. Some four or five persons, had burnt the effigies of AIADMK General Secretary (Jayalalithaa) at Tambaram and Theni,” he said.

In a statement here, he “strongly” condemned the incidents, saying such persons did it with the intention of bringing disrepute to MDMK, and urged his supporters not to take recourse to such steps.

A high-level decision making body of MDMK, AIADMK’s ally since 2006, is scheduled to meet tomorrow to discuss the situation as the lead partner went ahead with announcing its constituencies even before finalising them in consultations with allies, leaving little room for MDMK.

Irate MDMK supporters had reportedly burnt effigies of Jayalalithaa at Tambaram and Theni irked over AIADMK announcing its 160 candidates for the April 13 Assembly polls.

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