THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Election Commission has sought an explanation from T.N. Prathapan, MLA, on a complaint that he had violated the code of conduct during the by-election held in the Pallikadavu ward of Thalikulam grama panchayat in Thrissur district.

The complaint that the content of a notice distributed in his name during the campaign violated the code of conduct was submitted by the Thalikulam panchayat committee of the LDF. He has been given two weeks to file his explanation. —Special Correspondent

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