Congress party worker, Sivakumar (38) of Mannur, was arrested by the Sriperumpudur police on charges of canvassing against the official candidate of the party for the Sriperumpudur Assembly segment and burning an effigy of the candidate.

According to police, the accused, holding the post of circle president, Congress party, Mannur village, aggrieved by the nomination of D.Yasodha, sitting MLA, once again for the Sriperumpudur Constituency, indulged in canvassing against her and burnt her effigy at Mannur on Sunday, which led to a tense situation at the hamlet. Police rushed to the village and apprehended, Sivakumar, to defuse the tension situation.

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