Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president K.V.Thangkabalu has appealed to partymen to desist from activities sullying the image of the party, including levelling allegations against him in the media and issuing statements against him.

In a statement here, he pointed out that some party workers had been suspended from the party during the recent elections because of their “anti-party activities”.

“We have already announced that if they want to express their opinion in this regard, they could represent it to the disciplinary committee of the Tamil Nadu Congress .However, the committee has not received representation from any of the persons placed under suspension. This shows that they concur with the action initiated against them.”

Mr. Thangkabalu pointed out that the selection of candidates for contesting the election was not done by him unilaterally. It had been finalised only after various committees constituted by the party high command examined it at various levels. “Any allegation with regard to the candidates' selection levelled against me would be tantamount to a charge against the party high command itself. If there is anything against me, you are at liberty to write directly to the party high command,” he added. He said that the TNCC had received a number of complaints from the party candidates, leaders and office-bearers regarding those who indulged in “anti-party” activities during elections.