ECI asks Raja to explain his stance on remarks against CM’s mother

The Election Commission has asked DMK leader A Raja to explain his stance over his remarks against Tamilnadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami’s mother. He has been asked to give an explanation on or before 6 pm on  31 March.

Tamilnadu Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Satyabrata Sahoo has sent a report to the Election Commission of India (ECI) regarding the derogatory remarks made by DMK leader A Raja against Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. The report is based on the inputs given by district election officials and the poll body will decide on further action against Raja.

The 234-members Tamil Nadu assembly elections will be held in a single phase on April 6 and the counting of votes will be done on May 2. Ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is contesting the poll in a pre-poll alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK).

The term of the fifteenth Legislative Assembly in Tamil Nadu is ending on 2 May. As many as 6,28,23,749 electors will choose candidates for the sixteenth legislative assembly in Tamilnadu.