On Saturday, ahead of RK Nagar by polls, the Election Commission ordered the transfer of Chennai Police Commissioner S. George. This decision came after the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) filed a petition for the Police Commissioner’s transfer to guarantee free and fair elections in the RK Nagar Assembly constituency polls.
On March 17, T.K.S. Elangovan, RS,. Bharathi, and Tiruchi Siva had formed a delegation on behalf of the DMK and filed the petition with the Election Commission of India (ECI) for the change of the Police Commissioner.
The Additional Director General of Police in CB-CID, Karan Sinha has been appointed as the new commissioner of the Chennai city. The MPs of DMK filed in the petition that S. George, the former Police Commissioner could influence assembly elections and mold it in favor of the ruling AIADMK.
After the death of J. Jayalalitha, Tamil Nadu politics has witnessed a huge drama with O. Panneerselvam claiming to be the rightful heir to Amma and Sasikala claiming to be the closest acquaintance to Amma declared OPS as a traitor. The war for power in AIADMK has ended with the party splitting and the freezing of the ‘two leaves’ symbol by the EC. DMK, the opposition felt unsure about S. George as the Commissioner as he is a staunch follower of the AIADMK party and filed this petition.