Today the case filed by DMK seeking directions to prohibit continuing advertisement of Edapadi Palanichamy at the cost of state exchequer and for a direction to Election commission to take action under its notification dated 7.10.2016 came up for hearing before the Hon’ble first bench.

Today the case filed by DMK seeking directions to prohibit continuing advertisement of Edapadi Palanichamy at the cost of state exchequer and for a direction to Election commission to take action under its notification dated 7.10.2016 came up for hearing before the Hon’ble first bench.

Today the case filed by DMK seeking directions to prohibit continuing advertisement of Edapadi Palanichamy at the cost of state exchequer and for a direction to Election commission to take action under its notification dated 7.10.2016 came up for hearing before the Hon’ble first bench.
The Learned AG submitted that the Government has stopped the advertisements since 18.2.2021.

Mr P. Wilson submitted that the DMK is not called for personal enquiry based upon representation given on 21.1.2021 complaining of such violations and asked the court to direct Election commission to give the reasons.
He submitted that it’s not photo of Edapadi alone which is complained by DMK in the representation, but it iis about the AIADMK colour shown in the government advertisements which has not been considered by Election commission at all. If proper personal enquiry would have been called for proof which is already filed would have been showed to the Election Commission. After hearing the arguments, the Hon’ble first bench recorded the undertaking of the AG as regards to stopping of advertisements and directed the Election commission to dispose of representation of DMK by giving a speaking order in writing with in one week from today.
The Hon’ble first bench observed that since the Heat of election is raising day by day , all political parties have to maintain utmost peace and tranquility .

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