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Chidambaram's effigy burnt in Sivaganga

By Our Staff Reporter

MADURAI, MARCH 24 . The effigy of the former Union Minister, P. Chidambaram, was burnt at different places in the Sivaganga Lok Sabha constituency last night.

According to the police, Congress cadres owing allegiance to the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president, G. K. Vasan, burnt the effigy at Sivaganga, Karaikudi, Tiruppattur, Ponnamaravathi (Pudukottai district) and Tiruvadanai (Ramanathapuram district). The agitators were protesting the alleged moves of Mr. Chidambaram to get the seat (Sivaganga constituency) without merging his party (Congress Jananayaga Peravai) with the Congress.

Meanwhile, the effigy of the All-India Congress Committee general secretary, Kamalnath, who is also in-charge of the party affairs in Tamil Nadu, was burnt at Paramakudi and Ramanathapuram, according to Congress functionaries in Ramanathapuram district.

Around 40 party activists in Sivaganga and Karaikudi were taken into custody in connection with the effigy burning, the sources added.

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