The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu Thursday alleged the violation of the model code of conduct by DMK leaders M K Stalin and Dayanidhi Maran, and urged the Election Commission of India to act against them. AIADMK approached the Election Commission with a complaint of a violation of the model code of conduct against DMK president M.K. Stalin for addressing the media during the “silence period,” saying it was an attempt at “indirect canvassing.”
AIADMK spokesperson and advocate R M Babu Murugavel filed a number of complaints with the ECI against the two DMK leaders. Mr. Stalin was giving an interview to private channels and criticizing the leaders of other parties and this was a clear violation of the model code of conduct, the complaint filed by party spokesperson and advocate R.M. Babu Murugavel said. In his complaint against Stalin, Murugavel said that while addressing the media after casting his vote here, the DMK chief with an intention to "divert the mindset of the voters" had made "false and frivolous allegations" against the BJP government at the Centre and the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.
Murugavel alleged that Stalin wanted them to "vote against central and state governments." The AIADMK requested the CEO to take action against the DMK chief by “issuing show cause notice for violating MCC” and also file a case against him. Murugavel urged the ECI to take necessary action against the former Union minister by issuing a show-cause notice and filing a case against him.