DMK moves EC against Rs 2,000 spl assistance for BPL families

The Opposition DMK today moved the Election Commission seeking to stop distribution of Rs 2,000 special assistance to BPL families by the ruling AIADMK and demanded legal action against them. In a petition submitted to the Chief Election Commissioner, DMK Organisation Secretary and Rajya Sabha MP R S Bharathi said the move was purely aimed at getting electoral benefits (votes in favour of the AIADMK) in the coming Lok Sabha polls.

He also cited the remarks of AIADMK Deputy Propaganda Secretary Vaigai Selvan, in a public meeting, that it would benefit the AIADMK in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls.