Erode (East) bypoll | DMK functionary booked for organising camel ride during campaign

The functionary had organised a camel ride for DMK MLA S. Chandran on February 14, as part of his campaign for the Congress candidate in the upcoming bypoll; the case was registered based on a complaint by the AIAMDK

Updated - February 17, 2023 02:53 pm IST

Published - February 17, 2023 02:04 pm IST - ERODE

S. Chandran, DMK MLA from Tiruttani Assembly constituency, rides on a camel seeking votes for Congress candidate E.V.K.S. Elangovan for the byelection to Erode (East) Assembly in Erode on February 14, 2023

S. Chandran, DMK MLA from Tiruttani Assembly constituency, rides on a camel seeking votes for Congress candidate E.V.K.S. Elangovan for the byelection to Erode (East) Assembly in Erode on February 14, 2023 | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

The Erode district police on Friday registered a case against a DMK functionary for organising a camel ride for S. Chandran, DMK MLA, from the Tiruttani Assembly constituency.

On February 14, the MLA took a ride on a camel at Vandipettai in B.P. Agraharam, seeking votes for Congress candidate E.V.K.S. Elangovan. He also carried both the DMK and Congress flags during the ride. AIADMK leaders condemned his act and urged the Returning Officer for the constituency to initiate action against the MLA.

Following a complaint from the election officials, the police registered a case of violation of the model code of conduct (MCC) and also a case under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 against Muthuvadivel, the DMK’s area secretary.

The bypoll to the constituency is scheduled for February 27.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.