“Many who are presently joining the party are those from the Thottapalayam, Saidapet and Old town areas in Vellore which are notorious for anti-socials,” he said on condition of anonymity.
Police officers were heard commenting that if such persons were allowed to join and given party posts, then things could go out of hand on the law and order front.
What is surprising is that such persons were not allowed the join the DMK. Party seniors feel that AIADMK would lose the middle class votes if news of such elements joining leaked out. Asked about this, Vellore AIADMK urban district secretary SRK Appu accepting that one or two might have got in, said “most district level party posts are already filled and chances of those with criminal records occupying such posts is remote.”