TN polls: EC issues notice to Jayalalithaa, Vijayakanth

April 7th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Chennai, Apr 7 (ANI): The Election Commission (EC) has issued notices to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa and Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) chief and actor Vijayakanth for their alleged personal attacks against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and his family members in their campaign speeches for the April 13 assembly polls.

According to reports, the EC, which issued notice to the two leaders following a recent complaint lodged by the members of DMK poll committee, has asked them to furnish their replies by 5 p.m. today.

The Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) had on April 1 claimed Jayalalithaa and Vijaykanth have flouted the model code of conduct by making personal attacks against Chief Minister Karunanidhi and his family and the Election Commission should take suitable action against them.

In a four-page complaint lodged with the Chief Electoral Officer, the party claimed that the AIADMK leader was ‘making serious and highly objectionable allegations’ against its leader M Karunanidhi and his family.

The DMK alleged that Vijaykanth also was making similar ‘malicious and false allegations against its leader’.

A total of 2,773 candidates will contest for seats in 234 Tamil Nadu Assembly constituencies. (ANI)

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