Staff Reporter

SALEM: Two groups of Pattali Makkal Katchi cadres exchanged blows at a party meeting in Annathanapatti here on Tuesday in the wake of the differences of opinion among them in the appointment of a new secretary to the Salem Urban district unit.

The meeting, attended by former MLA M. Karthi and new district secretary of the Salem urban unit R. Rajarathinam was in progress, when a group of cadres, who resented the nomination of Rajarathinam, had entered into a scuffle.

A few party men sustained simple injuries.

However, the police interfered and brought the situation under control