The Tamil Nadu unit of the Congress witnessed chaos as the Mahila Congress leader and MLA S Vijayadharani accused TNCC chief EVKS Elangovan of using abusive language even as her her supporters filed a police complaint.
Following complaints from both sides the Anna Salai police is reported to have invoked IPC sections dealing with criminal intimidation, assault, abuse and outraging the modesty of woman against Elangovan and three of his colleagues.
Elongovan was also booked under the Prevention of Atrocities against SC/ST Act after it was alleged that he insulted the MLA by her caste name.
Meanwhile, a case of criminal intimidation was also booked against Vijayadharani.
This comes a day after the legislator wrote a letter to AICC president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi, demanding the removal of the PCC chief and accusing him of harassing women.
According to a report in the Times of India, Vijayadharani said "Elangovan cannot ask me to quit the party, whose ideology I love most. Things are becoming unpleasant with him in the state."
On the other hand, Elangovan denied the allegations and told the newspaper that "It is a democratic party and any one can air their views. I only told Vijayadharani not to shout and make a big noise and to lower her voice. There are eyewitnesses to the incident."