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Cong chief’s wife missing from voters’ list
Published on 13 Apr. 2011 10:59 PM IST
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Jayanthi Thangkabalu, the wife of Tamil Nadu Congress chief K.V. Thangkabalu, could not vote in Wednesday’s assembly polls as her name was missing from the electoral list. Jayanthi Thangkabalu had to return disappointed from the polling booth in Velachary here. Her name could not be found in the voter’s list.
Thangkabalu later voiced his surprise over the issue. “Me and my daughter are in the list. Curiously my wife’s name has gone missing. Prior to her filing the nomination for the Mylapore constituency, she had received a letter from the returning officer stating that she is a voter,” Thangkabalu said later in the day.“How can her name go missing from the list in 20 days,” he wondered. Thangkabalu said the Election Commission should function in a free and fair manner.
Jayanthi had been named as a candidate for the Mylapore constituency, but her nomination was rejected on the grounds that it was incomplete. “Filing nomination is not new to me or for her. She used to be the alternate candidate whenever I file my nomination papers to fight an election,” the state leader said.According to Thangkabalu, the DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance (DPA), in which the Congress is a majorpartner, will win the polls. “People want a state government that has good understanding and relationship with the central government. They have voted for the welfare measures implemented by the state and the central governments,” he told IANS.
He said the alliance would win comfortable majority, but ducked the question about Congress joining the government in case of victory.
“Let the result come first,” he said.

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