TN govt to take legal action against AIADMK paper
The news report stated that a senior police officer chaired the meeting and the EC is enquiring into the matter.
Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has decided to take legal action against AIADMK's newspaper Namadu MGR for publishing a report alleging that a meeting of police officers was held to discuss ways to assist the ruling DMK during the counting of votes on May 13.
The state went to polls on April 13 to elect a new 234-member assembly.
The news report, published on Tuesday, also stated that a senior police officer chaired the meeting and the Election Commission of India is enquiring into the matter.
In a statement issued in Chennai on Wednesday, Chief Minister M Karunanidhi said, "The report is published mainly to confuse and divert people and also instil a sense of fear in the minds of officials who are assigned the task of vote-counting."
He said that he hoped the Election Commission would declare the findings of its enquiry, if it had conducted one, and also take legal action against those responsible for publishing the report.
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