The DMK leadership has revoked the suspension of seven of 33 functionaries, accepting their written explanations contesting the party’s decision.

All 33 functionaries were suspended on the ground that they violated party discipline and remained lax during the Lok Sabha polls. On June 21, the party’s general secretary, K. Anbazhagan, while placing them under suspension, directed them to reply to the show-cause notice.

A communiqué from Mr. Anbazhagan said there was nothing prima facie against seven of those who responded to the notice. But the party is yet to announce its decision on senior leaders, including the former Union Minister, S.S. Palanimanickam, the party MP, K.P. Ramalingam, and the former State Minister, Mullai vendhan.

Meanwhile, the party dissolved the North and South district units of Dharmapuri and appointed P. Subramaniam as in-charge.

Plea to government

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Thursday requested the State government to consider on humanitarian grounds the application of a Sri Lankan Tamil refugee girl Nandini for medical college admission. In a statement here, he said the girl was born and brought up in Tamil Nadu and she secured 1,170 marks. “But she was not called for counselling on the ground that Sri Lankan refugees were not entitled to a medical seat. Now the matter is before the Madras High Court…”

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