Ahead of the assembly polls, the tussle between the AIADMK and DMK is stooping to new lows. DMK leader MK Karunanidhi has filed a police complaint against an AIADMK member for putting up posters showing Karunanidhi smooching the Vikatan group’s mascot.
The police complaint filed on behalf of Karunanidhi says, “Such illegal activities of AIADMK men have come to the extent of pasting posters in public places with libelous and malicious comments and pictures leading to Law and Order problem also.”
DMK claims that the posters were published by Ennore SP Aravindan, who is apparently the Town Secretary of AIADMK’s Students’ wing of Kathivakkam in Tiruvottriyur Division, Tiruvallur (East) District.
The poster also contains the comment: “Vikatan is with Theeya Sakthi (evil force) – 2016 Election Alliance.” The poster has come up at various places in Chennai city. The letter says that Karunanidhi is roguishly termed as “Theeya sakthi” in the poster.
They added, “Such a comment is absolutely made with ferocious mind abetting unlawful things to happen anywhere and everywhere and it requires immediate prohibition of such posters and the above said person viz. S.P.Aravindan shall be subjected to penal action in accordance with Law,” the letter said.
The letter alleges that pictures of DMK party leaders Karunanidhi, MK Stalin and their family members are being posted in a highly derogatory manner on various social media forums which could have a negative impact among the public.
The letter asks for immediate removal of all such derogatory and scandalous comments, pictures and all types of posts from the social media by issuing the requisite instructions/directions and to also prevent further postings of a similar nature.
The Vikatan group in the past few months has been extremely critical of the Jayalalithaa regime, with defamation cases also being filed against it by the TN government.