The Election Commission has ordered transfer of general manager of the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, (Tirunelveli Division) Ravi Varma on the basis of a report submitted by the Collector and activists of the Bharathiya Janata Party.

It is said that over 40 buses had been operated from Nagercoil to Chennai to transport 4000 activists of the DMDK to facilitate them to join DMK in the presence of party leader M. Karunanidhi.