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Tory tweets about Sadiq Khan's 'Jihadi associates being close to influence'

The chairman of the British Tamil Conservatives has tweeted that he "shudders" at the thought of newly elected mayor Sadiq Khan’s "jihadi associates now being placed in close proximity to influence".

The tweet was posted as Sadiq Khan was announced the winner of the mayoral election Credit: Twitter/Aru Sivananthan

Aru Sivananthan posted the now-deleted message on his Twitter page as Mr Khan was declared the winner of the election at City Hall.

He later responded to criticism of the tweet by writing of his concern Mr Khan was not "repudiating ideology of those he's stood with".

ITV London has asked Mr Sivananthan to comment.