Tiruchirapalli, Apr 2 UNI | 4 months ago

Tension prevailed for a while as two ruling AIADMK functionaries clashed with each other in the presence of ruling AIADMK nominee for the Tiruchirapalli Lok Sabha and sitting MP P Kumar and others at suburb Ariyamangalam here today, during the electioneering of the ruling AIADMK.

Police said the trouble started when an AIADMK functionary and the representative of a local traders federation Mohammed Rafique attempted to present shawl to Mr Kumar by getting into car in which Mr Kumar and others were canvassing for votes. It was prevented by one Ram Venkatesan a close associate of Mr Kumar, which followed a manhandling of each other by Mohammed Rafiq and Ram Venkatesan.

At one stage, Ram Venkatesan pushed down Mohammed Rafique in which he received head injuries and he was rushed to near by hospital for treatment.

Due to this, the electioneering came to a sudden halt for some time and later the AIADMK men continued their campaign, police added.

(Posted on 02-04-2014)