Stalin booked for his remarks against CM

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of city police have registered a case against DMK youth wing leader Udhayanidhi Stalin in connection with his obscene remarks on Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami in a meeting with his party cadre recently.

He has been booked under Sections 153, 294(b) of IPC and 67 of Information Technology Act, said sources.

While addressing the party’s advocates wing on Sunday, he made certain comments about the Chief Minister and the video clip of the same went viral, inviting strong criticism.

However, city police remained tight-lipped about the registration of the case. Meanwhile, the DMK on Monday demanded the withdrawal of the order issued by the Governor for extending the tenure of vice chancellors of Periyar and Bharathidasan universities.

Urging Governor Banwarilal Purohit to revoke the ‘condemnable’ extension order, DMK deputy general secretary K Ponmudi, in a statement, asked the Governor, as the chancellor, to revoke the order.
Describing as ‘worrisome’ that the Governor, who claimed to be acting transparently without room for corruption in VC appointment, Ponmudi said that it was disturbing to find the Governor act in such a manner knowing pretty well that it would destroy the quality of higher education and impede the academic progress of students in the state.

‘Hence, the Governor should revoke the order extending the tenure of VCs of Bharathidasan and Periyar universities,’ he added.