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Rift within TNA as efforts to sideline Wigneswaran are challenged

The TELO and PLOTE have announced that they will field Mr C.V.Wigneswaran as their chief candidate in the upcoming Northern Provincial Council election.

The announcement comes in the wake of TNA spokesperson Mr M.A.Sumanthiran claiming on Monday that the alliance has no intention of fielding Mr Wigneswaran in the upcoming provincial council election.

Speaking to the media on Tuesday, TELO spokesperson Mr M.K.Sivajilingam said his party would field Mr Wigneswaran as their chief candidate when the election is held.

Meanwhile, Mr D.Sitharthan, the leader of the PLOTE, said any decision on TNA’s chief candidate for the upcoming elections should be made in consultation with all constituent parties, and cannot be made unilaterally by the alliance’s leadership.