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AIADMK wants EC to impose poll campaign ban on Dhinakaran

The AIADMK Tuesday appealed to the Election Commission to bar AMMK leader T T V Dhinakaran from campaigning for allegedly making personal attacks against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam.

Calling it a violation of the Model Code of Conduct, the ruling party also accused Dhinakaran of criticising Supreme Court and Madras High Court judgments, which the party said, amounted to contempt.

"During his campaign in Sulur assembly constituency yesterday, TTV Dhinakaran made personal attacks against TN CM and his deputy that violates election rules and procedures set by the EC," the AIADMK said in a letter to Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo.

Dhinakaran, the AIADMK claimed, has also criticised judgments of the apex court and High Court pertaining to Tamil Nadu with a motive to garner votes for his candidate.

The AMMK general secretary was misleading the public by disseminating false information, the letter alleged and urged the CEO to initiate action against Dhinakaran as per provisions of the model code of conduct and Indian Penal Code.

"He has to be banned from election campaigns," it added.