DMK's weapon to mar AIADMK:Jaya-Vijayakant seek time from EC

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Jayalalithaa and Vijayakant
Chennai, Apr 8: Ahead of the assembly election in the state, M Karunanidhi led DMK party in Tamil Nadu, hurled a weapon against AIADMK and its allies. DMK made a complaint to the Election Commission (EC) against Jayalalithaa and Vijayakant for their alleged personal attacks in poll campaign speeches against DMK president M Karunanidhi and his family. The EC, citing DMK's complaint, issued notice to AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa and Vijayakant.

However, Jayalalithaa and DMDK supremo Vijayakant moved to the EC and asked for some time to reply to the notice issued by the election commission. Sources confirmed that Jayalalithaa's request has been granted by the election commission to extend the date, the EC permitted her to furnish her responses before 5pm on Saturday, Apr 9.

Earlier, Karunanidhi slammed the EC saying that the Election Commission of India should act without any bias and should not act as a party. However, the DMK chief, later, rejected to accept his remark against EC as he said, "I never said that the ECI authorities were partial. It was the observation of some, which I had pointed to the media. Hence, you (media-persons) should not arrive at a conclusion that they were my remarks or my statement."

In its letter to the EC, DMK accused Jayalalithaa and Vijayakanth of making "serious and highly objectionable" remarks against Karunandihi and his family and also claimed that AIADMK and DMDK had violated the model code of conduct.

DMK's recent move against Jayalalithaa and Vijayakant may act as a negative impact for AIADMK and its allies as they are awaiting the crucial Assembly Election in state. Tamil Nadu is going to hold the assembly polls on Apr 13.

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