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OPS Camp Under Fire For Campaigning With Jaya's Dummy Corpse

OPS Camp Under Fire For Campaigning With Jaya's Dummy Corpse

The election commission that took note of the allegation has now sent notices to both parties to adhere to the interim order passed by the full bench of the election commission that had made a decision to freeze the "two leaves" symbol after both factions staked claim to it. Note how the two lights symbol has been perched on #Jayalalithaa's dummy body. A Panneerselvam faction leader claimed some of its supporters were injured.

"AIADMK's Amma has continued to use symbol "Two Leaves" in its official website and in other party papers", the statement pointed out.

The bypoll has been necessitated due to the death of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who represented the constituency in north Chennai.

"Both the aforesaid parties were issued show cause notices for the said act which violates the Model Code of Conduct, comes within the ambit of corrupt practice as defined under Sec". The faction led by VK Sasikala has fielded her nephew and deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran, while the rebel faction led by former chief minister O Panneerselvam has nominated former Palladium chairman E Madhusudhanan, also the former MLA from R K Nagar between 1991 and 1996. The EC then allotted "electric pole" symbol to the OPS camp and "hat" symbol to Sasikala camp. One of the functionaries Marudhu Alaguraj asked "If money alone is the only criteria to win the elections, why should we campaign hard?"

On 25 March, the EC had transferred Chennai police commissioner S. George and replaced him with Karan Singha, following the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) complaint that he was biased towards the ruling Edappadi K. Palaniswami government.

"The polls may be postponed, but they (opposition) can not deny my victory but only delay it", he said.