Dravida Munnetra Kazagham chief A Raja on Wednesday responded to the Election Commission’s discover to him over his controversial comment on Chief Minister Ok Palaniswami’s start, saying he has been ‘falsely accused’ of making derogatory feedback.
The former union telecom minister in his ‘interim rationalization’ stated he had not spoken something ‘obscene’ or which might decrease the dignity of ladies and motherhood.
Also his speech was not violative of the Model Code of Conduct or some other regulation, he argued.
A research of his complete speech would present that the allegations made had been a outcome of having taken his phrases out of context and it was additionally ‘blown out of proportion’ to safe ‘political mileage.’
Raja claimed he used ‘simile’ to hint the political evolution of his get together chief M Ok Stalin and Palaniswami and utilizing such comparability was accepted in Tamil oratory.
He in contrast the 2 leaders to ‘infants’ for straightforward understanding of the widespread folks to refute Palaniswami’s allegations that Stalin by no means labored exhausting to rise to his current place.
“Hence, if the total textual content is taken into account by the committee, I’m hopeful that it’s going to wipe out the insult and consequent harm inflicted on me.”
He was not served with a replica of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s criticism in opposition to him to the EC and therefore he may neither confirm what allegation was in opposition to him nor reply to such accusations.
The Lok Sabha MP requested the EC to furnish him a replica of the criticism to allow him to reply.
Quoting the discover, he stated case has been registered in opposition to him by police and added, “a radical and unbiased investigation will carry out the reality and can show that I’m falsely accused of making derogatory feedback.”
A case underneath IPC (provocation, obscene utterances 153, 294-b) and the Representation of the People Act (performing in a disorderly method/disturbances, part 127) has been registered in opposition to Raja.
Any findings or options of the EC on this matter would considerably “prejudice me” within the ongoing probe, he stated.
Also, he claimed that Palaniswami quoted him out of context on this matter and he turned emotional too at a public assembly right here on March 28.
Following this, he apologised if his comment had been ‘misconstrued’ and ‘misunderstood’ and likewise had stated he had not supposed to insult the CM.
The Election Commission had on Tuesday issued a show-cause discover to Raja for allegedly making derogatory remarks in opposition to Chief Minister Palaniswami throughout an election marketing campaign.
The DMK’s “star campaigner” was requested to reply to the discover by 6 pm on Wednesday.