Propaganda cassettes seized

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Salem, Tamil Nadu
May 05, 2004 07:48 PM IST

Video cassettes showing Tamil super star Rajnikanth asking his fans to defeat all the PMK candidates contesting from the parliamentary seats in the state were seized from buses in Salem.

Six 'Rajini Video Cassettes' to be screened in several government buses were seized from the respective bus drivers here by the officials on Wednesday.

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The video cassettes showed superstar Rajinikant's April 11 speech asking his fans to work for the defeat of the PMK candidates in the six constituencies in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry in which they were contesting.

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Sakthivel, Salem District Rajinikanth Fans Association President, had given these cassettes to government bus drivers to be screened to the passengers in the bus.

On a complaint, Salem Election Commissioner Kannusamy, who is also the RDO, rushed to the spot along with the Tahsildar and other officials and seized the cassettes, as screening them in government buses was against election rules.

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