BJP faults Election Commission for implementing prohibitory orders

Written by PTI | Chennai | Updated: May 19 2014, 01:49am hrs
Tamil Nadu BJP president Pon Radhakrishnan today faulted Election Commission for implementing prohibitory order 48 hours ahead of the April 24 Lok Sabha polls, saying it had created the opportunities for many parties to "commit political follies."

"I believe EC implementing the prohibitory order (under 144 CrPC) was a big mistake, and so was the case with allowing night-time canvassing (EC had said there was no bar on door-to-door canvassing after 10 PM). These mistakes created an opportunity to many political parties to commit political follies. This is unacceptable," he told reporters without elaborating.

BJP-led NDA had won two seats in the Lok Sabha polls, with Radhakrishnan himself romping home at Kanyakumari while ally PMK won Dharmapuri.

The newly elected lawmaker assured to take up matters including river interlinking and fishermen's issue in the Parliament.