Staff Reporter

Tight security in place to control last-minute rush The main entrance to the returning officers' chamber was closed at 3 p.m., permitting none to file papers thereafter

ERODE: A few independents and BJP, DMDK candidates filed their nominations on Thursday, the last day. The BJP candidate P. Nallasamy filed his nomination for Modakurichi constituency.

Similarly, S. Thangavel popularly known as Loincloth Thangavel also filed his candidature for the Modakurichi constituency.

(It may be recalled that he was arrested on Monday for arriving at the Collectorate dressed unbecomingly to file his nomination).

Others who filed their nominations include, A. Dhandapani (Samajwadi Janatha Party) for Perundurai constituency, Pon Chairman (BJP) for Erode Constituency and Victoria (Desiya Murpokku Dravidar Kazhagam) for Modakurichi constituency.

Police roped in

The Deputy Superintendent of Police, Velayutham, roped in police personnel to control the crowd in front of the Collectorate.

The main entrance to the returning officers' chamber was closed at 3 p.m., permitting none to file nominations thereafter.

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