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Polling agent forced to remove shirt resembling AIADMK flag

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Madurai: Wearing a shirt resembling the AIADMK party flag landed a polling booth officer in trouble at Virudhunagar district as he was forced to remove it after a Congress functionary objected to it.

Polling was suspended for an hour due to the altercation, police said. S Karthikeyan, a teacher, was on election duty in Mamsapuram when a Congress functionary objected to his wearing a shirt bearing stripes similar to the one on the AIADMK party flag.

Police said they tried to convince the Congress functionary to withdraw his objection, but he persisted, following which the officer changed his shirt.