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We will do nothing that goes against the law, Tamil National Alliance Chief Ministerial candidate, C.V. Vigneswaran stated after receiving the highest preferential votes in the Jaffna District at the concluded Provincial Council election.

Speaking to journalists in Jaffna, he stated that the party requires the support of the government in order to be able to maintain the Northern Provincial Council.

Vigneswaran, who is set to become the Chief Minister of the region, said that the party however did not have any intention of joining an alliance with the government.

He also assured that the TNA was prepared to take action if the government attempts to exert pressures on land and police powers.

Canagasabapathy Viswalingam Vigneswaran, a retired Supreme Court Judge, obtained the highest preference votes in the Jaffna District of the Northern Province with a total of 132,255 votes. TNA’s Anandi Sridharan, who is the wife of the former LTTE Political Wing Leader in Trincomalee, Elilan, came in second with 87,870 votes while the UPFA’s Kandasamy Kamalendran only managed to secure 13,632 preference votes.

The Tamil National Alliance, which is registered as Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK), won a landslide victory on Sunday in a landmark election in the battle-scarred North, securing 30 out of 38 seats in polls for the provincial council in the former war zone.

The TNA swept all five districts in the election for the Northern Provincial Council, the first for 26 years.