Remdiyas gets highest number of preferential votes in JMC election
[TamilNet, Sunday, 09 August 2009, 07:50 GMT]
Mudiyappu Remediyas, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) backed chief candidate of Ilankai Thamizh Arasuk Kadchi (ITAK) scored 4223 votes, the highest number of preferential votes, in Jaffna Municipal Council (JMC) election held Saturday while ITAK second candidate, Ms. Anthonypillai Mariamma, got 1678 votes. United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) chief candidate failed to secure a seat while V. Anandasangaree contesting in Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) ticket secured one seat obtaining 424 votes.
UPFA chief candidate, businessman Ratneswaran, who was to be proposed to the post of Mayor of JMC, was not elected.
Moulavi Sufian, the chief candidate of Independent Group I who contested under ‘ship’ symbol got a seat polling 1779 votes.
Meanwhile, Elam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) prominent person Thurairajah Illango and EPDP media person Chelliah Newton Jeyakumar are among the other EPDP contestants who failed to win a seat.