The Madras High Court on Thursday declined to urgently hear a challenge to the Election Commission of India (ECI) decision to debar Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party leader A Raja from campaigning for a 48-hour period for derogatory remarks made against AIADMK leader and incumbent Chief Minister E Palaniswamy. .A mention of the matter was made by DMK counsel, Senior Advocate R Shanmugasundaram this afternoon before the Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy, requesting the Court for permission to argue the matter tomorrow, a Court holiday. .The Chief Justice, however, declined to entertain the request. .Earlier today the ECI had notified its decision to de-list A Raja as a star campaigner for DMK, in addition to imposing the 48-hour campaign ban, for remarks made against E Palaniswamy and his mother during a campaign speech made on March 26 at the Thousand Lights Assembly Constituency..A complaint was made by the AIADMK over Raja's remarks on March 27. In an interim reply filed on March 31, Raja is stated to have denied allegations made against him. The ECI found this reply unsatisfactory and opined that the contents of Raja's speech were derogatory, obscene and lowering the dignity of motherhood of women, which is a serious violation of the Model Code of Conduct. .The ECI had, therefore, reprimanded Raja for the violation of the MCC, delisted his name from the list of Star Campaigners of DMK and debarred him from campaigning for 48 hours..Raja was also advised not to make intemperate, indecent, derogatory or obscene remarks or remarks lowering the dignity of women in future election campaigns.The ECI had cited a clause in the MCC which cautions that criticism of other political parties, when made, shall be confined to policies and programmes, past records and work. Parties and candidates are to refrain from criticism on all aspects of private life not connected with the public activities of the candidate or party, the ECI had said, adding that criticism based on unverified allegations or distortion should be avoided.