Rogue MLA’s ask Collector to ‘Stand Up’ while filing Nomination, create ruckus in Kanyakumari

In yet another instance of authoritarianism and blatant disrespect to the bureaucracy a district collector and Election official was insulted by MLA’s of Dravidia Munnetra Kazhagam
(DMK) and Congress in Kanyakumari, as the official apparently refused to stand up when they came to file nomination.

DMK, which believes all are created equal and a non-believer of caste-ism resorted to insulting the official is a poor reflection of the party’s own political ideology. This also shows that the political ideals of the DMK is only on paper and such incidents which are on the rise in several districts of Tamil Nadu proves the same.

Some of the media personnel who were present during the time said the act of DMK and Congress workers was ‘despicable and reprehensible’ deserving the harshest condemnation. The double standards of DMK and Congress both out of power since the last few years is being proved by such instances of blatant misconduct, misbehaviour and obstructing a government official from discharging hs duties.

The ideologies of the parties are confined to their ‘speeches’ and when they speak to the media and not in their actions, a media person who was privy to the incident was said quoting the above incident. This is unacceptable, if this is the kind of respect accorded to the Collector who is also the District Magistrate with magisterial powers, what is the plight of lower rung government officials and the common man? he said requesting anonymity.

Violation of Section 186 of IPC The Act of DMK MLA’s who argued that the Collector stand up when filing the nomination and arguing with the collector is a violation of Section 186 of the IPC which states that “Whoever voluntarily obstructs any public servant in the discharge of his public functions, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.”

The police prevented any other further fiasco by taking action on those who prevented the Collector from discharging his duties. Just a month back in Bengaluru, the son of a ruling party MLA Haris from Shanti Nagar had assaulted Vidwat in a sensational pub brawl incident that made National news, Nalapad since has been cooling his heels in Parappana Agrahara (read Bangalore Central Jail). His bail application was rejected in Karnataka High Court under various sections.

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