PMK`s CD banned in bypoll-bound Pennagaram
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 21, 2010, 21:33
Dharmapuri: A CD titled "Rights War and Vanniyar History" screened as part of the PMK's campaign for the March 27 Pennagaram Assembly byelection has been banned by the District Administration on the ground that it would promote enmity among castes.

Pennagaram Assembly Constituency Returning Officer-cum District Revenue Officer Maheswari Ravikumar said the PMK's CD had been banned as it did not have proper approval. Besides, the contents of the CD would promote enmity among caste and communities and lead to law and order problems, she told reporters Sunday.

An FIR had been registered in this regard on March 19, she said, adding PMK cadre and office-bearers had been ordered not to screen the CDs till the by-poll was over.

The CD traces the history of PMK since the days of its parent body, the Vanniyar Sangham, and its "struggles" for the backward community over the years.

In a release, Maheswari also said a case had been registered against Karur District DMK youth wing organiser V S K Ravikumar for "violation" of model code of conduct.

She said DMK cadres had distributed free school bags bearing the name of Ravikumar and the symbol of DMK to students of Ettikuzhi Panchayat Union Middle School on March 12.

Based on an official complaint, police have registered a case against Ravikumar under section 171(B) of IPC (offences relating to election).


First Published: Sunday, March 21, 2010, 21:33

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