A top electoral official confirmed that the EC has ordered the transfer of the IAS officer Kumaragurubaran. Earlier, DMK had petitioned the EC, alleging that the state-run multi-system operator (MSO) was being used as a "propaganda machinery" of the ruling AIADMK and Jayalalithaa's pictures were being shown all through the day along with government programmes. 

 

It had also complained that signals of opposition parties run TV channels like Sun News and Kalaignar News (both DMK) and Captain News (DMDK) became weak during programmes critical of the Chief Minister.

 

The DMK had then sought for the transfer of Kumaragurubaran and TACTV Chairman 'Udumalai' K Radhakrishnan, who is the AIADMK candidate from Udumalaipet constituency for the May 16 Assembly polls.

 

PMK, which owns 'Makkal TV' had also raised similar concerns earlier.