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9 tdp workers attempt suicide

india Updated: Mar 27, 2009 02:00 IST
Hindustan Times

Miffed over issues of ticket distribution for the Andhra Assembly polls, nine workers of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) attempted suicide in different parts of the state.

Police sources quoting reports reaching the state headquarters said two party workers from Anantapur district tried to immolate themselves near the residence of party chief N Chandrababu Naidu demanding that a candidate not be given the ticket, while six others tried to end their lives in Karimnagar demanding a ticket for their leader.

The suicide attempts prompted senior leaders to tell the workers to calm their nerves, party sources said, adding that no one was injured in the incidents.

Aspirants who failed to secure a ticket had confronted party floor leader in the Assembly E. Rajender, who promised that justice would be done to all and they had to forego certain seats because of the alliance with the TRS and the Left.