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DMK threatens to move court if ECI inaction over complaints continues
The DMK has petitioned the Election Commission of India (ECI) reminding about its inaction on the various complaints the party had made, including one demanding the transfer of Chennai city police commissioner. The party has threatened to move the court if the ECI fails to act on its complaints.
“We still hope that the ECI is an unbiased and impartial constitutional body, having competent officials to heed the complaints of all political parties and acting on them in an unpartisan manner to ensure a free and fair election,” said DMK organising secretary and Rajya Sabha MP R S Bharati in his representation submitted to Chief Election Commissioner of India Sunil Arora on April 9. A copy of the representation was circulated to the media by the party high command.
Listing out the various complaints they had submitted since March 20, including the most recent one on April 2 requesting thetransfer of the city police commissioner and a few of his immediate subordinates, Bharati said, “It is very painful forus to again knock the doors of your esteemed office with this consolidated complaint consisting of all our earlier complaints which are keptunresponsively on yourtable so far.”
“We are not even informed about the steps you have taken on our above said complaints. We are not aware whether our complaints are under consideration or not,” Bharati submitted, before cautioning that it would be constrained to initiate legal steps to get appropriate orders if the commission fails on its part.
The DMK has requested the ECI to monitor and obtain reports from district election officers and returning officers of all Parliamentary and the 18 bypoll-bound Assembly constituencies to verify their compliance with mandatory instructions.