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Respond by February.28, EC tells Sasikala

DECCAN CHRONICLE WITH AGENCY INPUTS
Published Feb 18, 2017, 6:15 am IST
Updated Feb 18, 2017, 6:24 am IST
The notice to Sasikala came a day before E.K. Palaniswami will seek the vote of confidence.
AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala (Photo: PTI)
 AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The election commission issued the notice to V. K. Sasikala just a day after the Panneerselvam camp led by Rajya Sabha MP V. Maitreyan submitted two petitions against her elevation as party general secretary.

While forwarding her copies of the petition, the commission asked her to respond by Feb. 28 "failing which it will be presumed that you have no comments to offer and the commission will take appropriate action in the matter".

 

In its 42-page petition, the delegation claimed Sasikala's election was violative of the party constitution as she was chosen by the general council of the party and not primary members. It said the general council was empowered to frame policies and programmes, and not elect someone as general secretary.

The Panneerselvam faction of the AIADMK had on Thursday the commission challenging the election of Sasikala as general secretary, saying she was elevated in violation of the norms. A 12-member delegation had met CEC Nasim Zaidi and other top officials, and submitted a memorandum demanding that it decline approval to her elevation. In its 42-page petition, the delegation claimed Sasikala's election was violative of the party constitution as she was chosen by the general council and not primary members. It said the general council was empowered to frame policies and programmes, and not elect someone as general secretary. The notice to Sasikala came a day before E.K. Palaniswami will seek the vote of confidence.

 

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