Tamil Diplomat

EC rejects AIADMK reply on Sasikala’s elevation, says signatory not in list of party office bearers

The Election Commission on Friday rejected AIADMK’s response regarding VK Sasikala’s elevation as its interim general secretary, saying that TTV Dinakaran, who signed the letter, is not in the poll panel’s list of party office bearers.

The Commission has now asked Sasikala to either sign the response herself or by an authorised signatory who is in the Commission’s list of AIADMK office bearers and send it again by March 10.

“… Dinakaran (Sasikala’s nephew, who was hurriedly reinducted into the party and nominated AIADMK deputy general secretary) is not an office bearer of your party as per the Commission’s record… The reply should either be submitted under your own signature or you may duly authorise somebody to do so on your behalf,” the poll watchdog said(ZEE NEWS,2017).