DMK’s A Raja was barred from campaigning for 48 hours by the Election Commission, which called his remarks against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswamy “obscene” and against the “dignity of motherhood of women”.
A Raja was earlier asked to explain his controversial comments on Mr Palaniswamy.
“A Raja’s speech not only derogatory but also obscene and lower the dignity of the motherhood of women, which is a serious violation of the poll code,” said the Election Commission.
Mr Raja had compared his party chief MK Stalin with the Chief Minister and said: “… one can say Stalin is born in the proper way, nine months after a proper marriage and rituals. Whereas Edappadi is born like a premature baby and came all of a sudden.”