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IN THE FRAY: K.A. Sengottiyan, AIADMK candidate, filing his nomination before the Returning Officer of Gobichettipalayam on Saturday. Photo: M. Govarthan
IN THE FRAY: K.A. Sengottiyan, AIADMK candidate, filing his nomination before the Returning Officer of Gobichettipalayam on Saturday. Photo: M. Govarthan

Staff Reporter

Heavy police contingents were deployed outside the Collectorate

ERODE: The former Minister, K.A. Sengottiyan, who is contesting as AIADMK candidate at Gobichettipalayam, filed his nomination papers on Saturday before the Revenue Divisional Officer.

Sengottiyan assured the gathering that he would make Gobichettipalayam a model town in Tamil Nadu.

In Erode, the AIADMK candidate for the constituency, E.R. Sivakumar, filed his nomination before the Revenue Divisional Officer.

The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Minister, P.C. Ramasamy, Bhavani MLA K.C. Karupannan, O. Ponnudurai, S. Palanisamy and MDMK candidate A. Ganesamurthy filed their nominations for Modakurichi, Bhavani, Perundurai, Kangeyam and Vellakoil respectively.

Traffic jam

The nomination of candidates caused traffic problems and the police had a high time regulating it.

The Returning Officers for Modakurichi, Vellakoil, Kangeyam, Perundurai, Bhavani, Anthiyur, Sathyamangalam and Bhavanisagar constituencies have been receiving nominations at the Collectorate.

No vehicle allowed

Heavy police contingents were deployed under the direct supervision of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Erode, Velayutham. No vehicle was allowed inside the Collectorate. Candidates and their followers who came in vehicles parked it outside the Collectorate on Perundurai Road leading to traffic disruption.

Except the Collectorate staff, that too who have identity cards, no one was allowed entry. Even some account holders of State Bank of India, functioning inside the Collectorate were not allowed to enter the premises.Along with each candidate, five party workers were allowed to the meet the Returning Officer while others waited before the Collectorate.

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