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Poll code violation: EC rejects Jaya's defence

New Delhi, Dec 6 : The Election Commission of India on Friday rejected Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's defence on poll code violation and advised her to be 'careful in future'.


Jayalalithaa earlier had claimed she did not make any announcement of new schemes while campaigning for her All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) candidate on Nov 28 ahead of Yercaud Assembly bypoll.

"Whereas, a complaint was received in the Commission alleging that Ms. J.Jayalalithaa, the Chief Minister of the State of Tamil Nadu, while campaigning for the party candidate in the District made announcements of several new schemes on 28 th November, 2013 at Kootathupatti village, for example, opening of new Primary Health Centre at D.Perumapalayam Ayothiyapattinam, new Veterinary Hospital at Minnampalli, Anuppur, A.N.Mangalam, new Health Sub Centre in Neiyamalai, upgradation of Primary Health Centre in Thumbai to 32 bed Hospital, new Govt. Arts College at Valappady, Drinking Water facilities, etc," the Election Commission of India said in a statement on Friday.

The Commission said it has examined the complaint and seen the CD of Jayalalithaa's speech and found that the 'speech was in the nature of alluding to different social and infrastractural requirements'.

The Commission had issued a notice to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on Dec 2 for violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).

The Commission issued the order in response to Jayalalithaa's reply.

Warning her, the Commission said: "Now, therefore, the Commission rejects the contention made in the reply of Ms. J. Jayalalithaa and has decided to advise her to be careful in future and not make such announcements of new schemes for electorate with a view to alluring them."

--IBNS (Posted on 07-12-2013)

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