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EC issues notice to Cong, DMK

EC has asked Cong and DMK to explain why 228 vehicles were used for the April 25 election rallies.

india Updated: Apr 29, 2006 18:04 IST

The Election Commission on Friday asked the Congress and the DMK to explain by May 1, the reason for using as many as 228 vehicles for the election rallies held on April 25.

A commission spokesman said similar show-cause notices had also been issued to other alliance partners of the DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance (DPA) for violation of the model code of conduct.

Though the EC did not specify the rallies, Congress President Sonia Gandhi had addressed a meeting at Madurai on April 25, while DMK supremo M Karunanidhi had addressed a rally in the neighbouring Thiruchirapalli.

First Published: Apr 28, 2006 20:48 IST