AIADMK misusing religious places for electioneering: DMK

Posted By: PTI
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Chennai, Mar 14: DMK today charged AIADMK with violating the Model Code of Conduct by misusing the religious places for its electioneering.

In a letter to Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar, it alleged that AIADMK party workers had opened 'prasadham' counters for the devotees at a temple in Mylapore area in the city and had displayed party flags and picture of their leaders.

The DMK said it was in violation of the Model Code of Conduct and sought action against those involved and eventual removal of the flags and portraits. In another letter, DMK alleged that the ruling AIADMK was influencing some local cable channels in Karur to air advertisements in favour of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa-led party without getting the permission of returning officers.

In both the cases, complaints made to District Collector or District Electoral Officers about the violation of MCC had not resulted in any action and so they were forwarded to the CEO, the DMK claimed.


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