Erode (TN): Eighty-two DMK members were admitted to Erode Government Hospital with symptoms of food poisoning after they consumed 'chicken biriyani' at a party meeting, the police said on Monday.

The meeting was organized by DMK district secretary and former minister NKK P Raja on Sunday in connection with organizational polls in the district.

The chicken delicacy was served after the meeting was over and a few amongst the DMK workers, who consumed it, started vomiting and fainted, sources said.

Hospital sources said food poisoning was the main reason behind the incident, adding, while four women were discharged early on Monday, the rest were discharged on Sunday night.

(Agencies)

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