Thrissur: Suresh Gopi, the NDA candidate in Thrissur, submitted his explanation on Monday for the notice issued by District Collector TV Anupama alleging violation of model code of conduct during a speech during an election campaign.
In his explanation, Gopi stuck to the stand that he never violated the model code of conduct as he did not utter the names of any God or mentioned communal aspects during the campaign. The Collector on Friday issued a notice to Gopi, alleging that his speech during an NDA convention had violated norms as he invoked ‘Ayyan’ and sought votes in the backdrop of Sabarimala issue.
Suresh Gopi also sought more time to submit a detailed explanation for which he made a plea for a copy of the CD of his speech. The Collector later forwarded Suresh Gopi’s reply to the Chief ElectorChief Electoral Officer, who will now decide on the further course of action.