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Never gave any individual political preference: NSS

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Clarifying that the community organisation had never asked its members to vote for any particular individual or political party, Nair Service Society (NSS) general secretary G. Sukumaran Nair said here on Thursday that it had only urged them to find out the right distance instead.

“The NSS had only announced a change in its stance from its long-held position of equidistance. At the same time, we never interfered at any point with the individual political preference of any of our members,” he said.

According to him, the taluk union members in Thiruvananthapuram had joined the election campaign for all the three major political parties in Vattiyurkkavu. However, the news about a section of NSS workers supporting the United Democratic Front (UDF) was picked from it and blown out of proportion and it eventually snowballed into a controversy with the inappropriate intervention of the Chief Electoral Officer.

He further held that the NSS had decided to give up the equidistant stand and adopt righteous stand as its protest against the tirade of the Central and State governments against the organisation. This included the matters relating to faith and denial of government assistance to the economically backward sections among the upper castes, and several other things.

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