The Election Commission has taken action against BJP state vice-president and Aravakurichi candidate Annamalai for passing derogatory comments that pose a life threat to Senthil Balaji of DMK.
An FIR was registered against BJP’s Aravakurichi candidate Annamalai on Friday for his recent speech against DMK’s Karur candidate and former minister Senthil Balaji. The case has been registered at the Aravakurichi police station in Karur.
At a recent election campaign, Annamalai threatened Senthil Balaji, stating that Senthil Balaji’s teeth will break if he thrashes him. Based on his life-threatening speech, a complaint was reportedly filed by the DMK with the police and an FIR has been registered under three sections.
In his speech, Annamalai had said, “How many frauds I would have seen. If I put a hand on you, you will twist the tale and say I am doing violence. I have a message for the DMK here. I am not ready to indulge in violence. I am contesting politics in a non-violent way.” Then referring to his service as an IPS officer in Karnataka, Annamalai said, “But I have another face. It is my Karnataka face.
I don’t want to show it. Take the video, submit it to the Election Commission. I am not scared of all this.” He then goes on to say he is not ready to take up violence as he wishes to go forward in politics through non-violence. Annamalai is contesting against DMK’s R Elango in Aravakurichi.