The BJP’s youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha filed a complaint against DMK president M.K. Stalin with Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo, seeking a ban on him from campaigning for the bypolls.
Mr. Suryah, State vice-president of the Yuva Morcha, alleged that Mr. Stalin during his campaign on May 1 blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the firing that killed 13 persons in Thoothukudi. “Mr. Stalin said the firing was done on the instructions of Mr. Modi. This statement is defamatory,” Mr. Suryah said.