Coimbatore, Sept 28 (PTI) A DMK MP and a local MLA are among seven party leaders slapped with cases for alleged provocative speeches and derogatory remarks against Tamil Nadu chief Minister K Palaniswami and some of his cabinet colleagues, police said Friday. Also Read - Safety Masks For Rs 10? Tamil Nadu Prisoners Help in Overcoming The Shortage For Policemen And Public

DMK organising secretary and Rajya Sabha member R S Bharati, MLA N Karthik, representing Singanallur constituency here, and party’s district secretary Ramachandran are among those booked by the police on a complaint from a local AIADMK functionary. Also Read - 22-Year-Old Student Dies After Walking 450km from Wardha to Reach Home in Tamil Nadu Amid Lockdown

They had made the alleged derogatory remarks while addressing a DMK meeting at Perur here on September 26, police said. Also Read - Watch | This Innovative Tunnel in Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur Disinfects As You Walk Along It

Cases had been registered under Indian Penal Code sections related to promoting enmity between different groups, intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace and statements conducing to public mischief, they added.

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