New Delhi: Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK) has won 2 out of the 3 wards it
contested in the Local body by-elections held in Tamilnadu on October 7. The by-elections held for vacant wards witnessed contest on party lines in 100 wards.
In the 14th ward of Tenkasi, Manithaneya Makkal Katchi’s candidate Mr.
P. Mohamed Ali polled more than half of the votes cast and won the
election. The AIADMK candidate came second and the Indian Union Muslim
League’s candidate supported by the ruling DMK was pushed to the third
position. At Lalpettai, the Manithaneya Makkal Katchi’s candidate
Yasir Arafath won defeating the ruling DMK supported National League
(Basheer) Candidate. Manithaneya Makkal Katchi’s candidate Habeebur
Rahman lost to his DMK rival in the S. Taraikudi ward.
“The local elections also witnessed political parties bribing the
voters as was done in the Parliament elections. Manithaneya Makkal
Katchi’s candidates won without bribing the voters inspite of this
immoral behavior of the rival parties,” said Chief Coordinator of MMK Dr. M.H. Jawahirullah.
In the party wise contest only DMK, ADMK, Congress, MDMK, MMK and CPI (M) won the seats. Other
prominent parties like PMK, CPI, BJP, VC, DMDK drew a blank in the polls. MMK contested the polls on its own. This is the first victory for MMK which was launched in February 2009.