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 - Desperate For Alcohol Amid Lockdown, 3 Men in Tamil Nadu Die After Drinking Paint Varnish

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 - Fire Breaks Out in Chennai as People Burn Crackers in Response to PM's Call, No Deaths or Injuries Reported

They had made the alleged derogatory remarks while addressing a DMK meeting at Perur here on September 26, police said. Also Read - Doctor Feeds Food to Coronavirus Patient in Absence of Family, Photo Goes Viral

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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