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Senathirajah throws his hat into ring to be next chief ministerial candidate

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By Dinasena Ratugamage

Former TNA MP Mavai Senathirajah yesterday said that he will be the party’s next chief ministerial candidate for the Northern Provincial Council. He made this declaration addressing the media at the ITAK office in Jaffna.

“There are several names, but they have been proposed by some people who live in Colombo and come here occasionally. People in the North are not supportive of any of them.”

Senathirajah said that former Northern chief minister C.V. Wigneswaran was campaigning for a Hindu priest to be the chief ministerial candidate. “But the chief minister is not a position for a ‘holy man’. This is a job that requires tough decision making. As a political figure you will have to be in protests, confront the police and spend time in jail.”

The former TNA MP said that the TNA had decided to make him their chief ministerial candidate. He said that the party wanted him to contest for the post in 2013 but he had allowed Vigneswaran to contest. “Nothing productive was done during Wigneswaran’s tenure. I have been doing politics for a long time. I have been with the people and I have a lot of support. So, this time around, I will compete.”

 

 



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