Election Commission not to review order

J. Venkatesan

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday rejected the Tamil Nadu Government's request to review the order directing transfer of Chennai Police Commissioner R. Nataraj, for violating the Model Code of Conduct.

Highly placed sources said the State Government had written to the Commission urging it to reconsider the decision.

The Commission considered the request and said there was no reason to change its decision. It asked the State Government to send a panel of five names by 5 p.m. on Friday to enable the Commission to recommend the appointment of one of them.