EC notice to Stalin for remarks against Jayalalithaa

Election Commission on Sunday issued notice to Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister MK Stalin for allegedly making personal attacks on AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa.

Updated: Apr 10, 2011, 23:27 PM IST

New Delhi: Election Commission on Sunday
issued notice to Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister MK Stalin
for allegedly making personal attacks on AIADMK chief J
Jayalalithaa.

The Commission has asked Stalin to submit his reply by
tomorrow evening, a senior EC official said.

"The Commission has issued a notice to Stalin for
making personal attack on Ms Jayalalithaa in violation of the
Model Code of Conduct," the official said.

AIADK had on April 8 filed a complaint with the
Election Commission against Stalin who had allegedly made some
remarks about the marital status of Jayalalithaa.

Stalin`s remark was "malicious and was beyond all
limits of decency", the complaint, filed a day after the EC
issued a notice to Jayalalithaa for allegedly making personal
remarks against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, said.

AIADMK Rajya Sabha member PH Manoj Pandian in a
written compliant to Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer, said
Stalin made "derogatory and defamatory remarks" against
Jayalalithaa in Namakkal during a campaign for the April 13
Assembly polls.

Quoting Stalin from a Tamil daily as saying that the
AIADMK chief was not married and so was not interested in
funding other women`s weddings, Pandian said it was "no way
connected with the public activities of the leader."

PTI