CHENNAI: The Madras HC has directed the State election authorities to consider representations from the Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam (DVK) to uncover the statues of Thanthai Periyar throughout the State.
A Division Bench of Justices MM Sundresh and S Vimala gave the direction on Friday while disposing of a PIL from the DVK organising secretary, M Rethinasamy, who alleged that the election authorities had covered the statues of EV Ramasamy and removed the outfit’s flags and posts, in view of the May 16 Assembly polls.
The counsel for the EC told the judges that there was no such move as alleged by the petitioner. This means that the statues will not be covered. It said the petitioner was at liberty to give particulars about the statues which were closed, to the officials. Insofar as the allegation relating to flags is concerned, it is well open to the petitioner to make a detailed representation to the EC authorities, if so advised.
Election at press Club stayed
Chennai: The Madras High Court has restrained Chennai Press Club from continuing with the process of election, pursuant to the election notification dated February 24 or any other notification of similar nature, or the conduct of election on March 27 or any other date, till April 4. Justice KK Sasidharan granted the injunction while passing interim orders on a civil suit.