Petition submitted for withdrawal of two cases

Accusing the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) of violating the Model Code of Conduct frequently, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Sunday said that it would seek legal recourse if the Election Commission was not able to put an end to this.

Stating this, Pon. Muthuramalingam, Yercaud election in-charge of the DMK, was responding to the registration of a case against former Minister (DMK) E.V. Velu by the Karipatti police on Saturday.

He pointed out that this was the second FIR registered against DMK members.

As for the DMK’s charge against the ruling party, district secretary (in-charge) of the DMK S.R. Sivalingam said that his party had submitted to the poll authorities 12 complaints against the AIADMK for having violated the code. But, no FIR has yet been lodged against the AIADMK” Mr. Sivalingam said.

The party submitted a petition in this connection to the Election Observer here on Sunday, seeking the withdrawal of the two cases registered against their party functionaries.

Campaigning for her party candidate, Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi said that many villages in the constituency were suffering from want of basic amenities such as roads and fair price shops.

She appealed to members of various political parties to join hands and cast their votes for the DMK candidate, V. Maran.  

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