Charges of model code violation incorrect: Udhayanidhi
The ECI discover has not taken into consideration my complete speech, says DMK youth wing secretary
DMK youth wing secretary and star campaigner Udhayanidhi Stalin on Wednesday denied the cost made out within the show-cause discover served on him by the Election Commission of India that he had violated the model code of conduct through the marketing campaign.
He was accused of claiming in a marketing campaign speech that former Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley had died, unable to deal with the strain and torture from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In his response to Malay Mallick, Secretary of the Election Commission of India, Mr. Udhayanidhi mentioned the costs have been false and incorrect and the discover had not taken into consideration all the speech, however referred solely to 2 traces.
“The tenor and intention of the entire speech must be appreciated to decide in what context the extracted two lines were uttered and what were meant to be conveyed,” he mentioned. He requested the Election Commission of India for the transcript of all the speech in order that he may furnish it with a full and correct reply.
The chief additionally wished a replica of the BJP’s grievance, based mostly on which the discover was issued.
Mr. Udhayanidhi mentioned his speech was a solution to Mr. Modi’s criticism throughout his marketing campaign at Dharapuram that he (Mr. Udhayanidhi) had reached the excessive workplace by way of a brief reduce. “I said Mr. Modi became the Prime Minister through a short cut, overlooking other senior leaders, while he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. I said I had the list of senior leaders who were sidelined by him. I gave the names of L.K. Advani, Yaswant Sinha, late Sushma Swaraj and late Arun Jaitley. The words ‘pressure’ and ‘torture’ were not used by me in the context as sought to be projected in the notice.”
Reiterating that these two phrases couldn’t be learn in isolation, he mentioned all the speech was made in Tamil, and the that means of the 2 phrases in Tamil was completely different from that of the phrases used within the discover.
“The [Tamil] word azhutham was used by me to mean that the senior leaders were not allowed to rise to the position of the leader of the party or prime ministerial candidate and the word thollai was used to mean the mental pressure exerted on them so as not to allow them to rise to the position of Prime Minister,” he mentioned.
Mr. Udhayanidhi mentioned all the speech was meant to reply the criticism in opposition to him and nothing extra. “The notice does not establish that I have spoken about anyone’s personal life.”
Reiterating that he held Mr. Modi, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley in excessive esteem, the DMK chief mentioned he revered the 2 late leaders as they’d helped Tamils stranded in international international locations attain India.
“Accept this interim explanation and permit me to give a detailed reply after I receive the the transcript of the full speech and the copy of the complaint,” he mentioned.