TIRUCHY:Independent candidate ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy created flutter on the busy Salai Road on Tuesday morning, as he damaged a flex board banner installed at the marriage venue of a BJP cadre’s daughter’s marriage.
Ramaswamy claimed that the banner bearing the portraits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan, violated the Model of Conduct (MCC). However, BJP cadre later lodged a complaint with the police against Ramaswamy.
KR Ramaswamy alias ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy, who is contesting the Srirangam by-polls, arrived at the Salai road at around 11 am, and found a mega flex board banner installed at the wedding venue of District BJP unit general secretary Thanga Rajaiyyan’s daughter.
The banner carried portraits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan and BJP candidate M Subramaniam. Soon, Ramaswamy, got down from his campaign vehicle, and started tearing the board, resulting in traffic disruption on the Road.
As information spread, BJP cadre arrived and argued with Ramaswamy. However, Ramaswamy said that it was a violation of the MCC. The BJP cadre argued that the board was installed not for the election, but was placed with due permission for the marriage, and even showed the chalan of the fee paid.
Police arrived and pacified the crowd. They urged Traffic Ramaswamy to proceed with his campaign. The BJP cadre led by N Gowtham, Tennur zonal general secretary, lodged a complaint with the police, over the incident.