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DMK revokes suspension of local leader accused of manhandling a lady

Covai Post Network

Chennai : When it comes to empowering the women, principal opposition party, the DMK, appears to be paying only lip service if one went by the reinstatement of a local DMK leader who roughed up a lady inside the beauty parlour she owned.

After an internal enquiry, the DMK revoked the suspension of the DMK ex-councillor Selvakumar.

Readers of Covai Post may well be aware that it was just months ago in September that Selvakumar, a former DMK councillor was suspended by the leadership for tarnishing the image of the party, days after video clip featuring him showed a woman being brutally assaulted inside a beauty parlour.

Concerned over the image of the party, president MK Stalin suspended him.

But according to a DMK statement published in party organ Murasoli, suspension of Selvakumar was withdrawn by Stalin after the accused person tendered an apology to party leader.

“Selvakumar has accepted his regret for the incident and has placed his request to resume work in the party before President MK Stalin. The disciplinary action initiated against him is hereby quashed and he has been permitted to work as a member of the party from today (Friday),” the DMK statement said.

In September, he was suspended from the primary membership of the party and removed from all party post.

According to police the violent incident involving the DMK local leader took place at Mayuri Beauty Parlour at Perambalur. Its owner Satya allegedly owed a sum of money to the DMK councillor and the arguments between the duo got heated up and resulted in violence.

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