‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy accuses Jayalalithaa of violation of election code, drags AIADMK to court

Traffic Ramaswamy filed a petition in the Madras High Court, seeking to declare Jayalalithaa affixing her left thumb impression on poll papers of AIADMK candidates as “illegal".

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Chennai, Nov 4: The Chennai-based social activist, KR Ramaswamy, more popularly known as Traffic Ramaswamy, on Thursday moved the Madras High Court over Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's thumb impression on poll papers.

The social activist filed a petition in the Madras High Court, seeking to declare Chief Minister affixing her left thumb impression on poll papers of AIADMK candidates as "illegal and ultra vires of the Constitution".

Traffic Ramaswamy

According to Ramaswamy, affixing the thumb impression was a violation of the election code. However, the court is yet to admit his petition.

Reports say Amma has an inflamed right hand as she had undergone tracheostomy and thus had to affix her left thumb impression in the poll documents

AIADMK candidates in Aravakurichi, Thanjavur and Thirupparankundram assembly segments had filed Forms A and B, featuring the left thumb impression of AIADMK supremo, instead of her signature.

All three constituencies go to the polls on November 19.

The AIADMK had taken permission from the Election Commission to allow Jayalalithaa to put her thumb impression in view of her health and the poll body had given its nod.

The AIADMK supremo is undergoing treatment in Apollo Hospitals, Chennai since September 22.

Earlier, the Chennai Police registered two separate cases against 'Traffic' Ramaswamy and his assistant Fatima for allegedly spreading false rumours on health conditions of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.

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