Jaya slams DMK; wants EC to take steps to protect L&O

AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa Wednesday accused ruling DMK of "disturbing" law and order in Tamil Nadu and appealed to the Election Commission of India to take all steps to protect it.

Updated: Apr 20, 2011, 16:15 PM IST

Chennai: AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa Wednesday
accused ruling DMK of "disturbing" law and order in Tamil Nadu
and appealed to the Election Commission of India to take all
steps to protect it.

"Ironically, those who are supposed to guard law and
order in the state are disturbing it," she said in a
statement.

Mentioning some incidents across the state, including
one where a woman sub-inspector was allegedly attacked by a
DMK functionary in Nagapattinam district, Jayalalithaa said,
"If this is the case with a police SI, what will happen to
common people?"

The Election Commission should take action to protect law
and order in the state, she added.

Jayalalithaa had demanded yesterday that the EC take
"sufficient safeguards" including deploying Central
paramilitary forces during counting of votes on May 13 and
videograph the entire process.

PTI