DMK moves EC against AIADMK on cash distribution


Chennai, May 18: The DMK on Saturday complained to the Election Commission that Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK was allegedly distributing money to voters in one of the four Assembly constituency where bypolls will be held on Sunday.

In a complaint to the Chief Electoral Officer, the DMK said: “AIADMK party-men are illegally distributing money to the voters of Ottapidaram Assembly constituency, in a full-fledged manner, from AIADMK’s Thoothukudi district Office, situated outside the territorial limit of Ottapidaram constituency.

According to the DMK, as the flying squad and surveillance teams deputed by the EC are not searching outside the constituency, AIADMK party office bearers are freely distributing money to the voters from their own office situated at Thoothukudi.

The DMK urged the poll body to immediately search the AIADMK office at Thoothukudi to prevent further distribution of cash for votes and ensure that the bypoll in Ottapidaram constituency is held in a free and fair manner.

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