Video grab of the AIADMK leader distributing cash for votes
DMK has fielded party supremo MK Stalin’s son Udhayanidhi Stalin from the Chepauk constituency. A report said that the junior Stalin is expected to approach the EC in the matter.
In a shocking case reported from Tamil Nadu’s Chepauk constituency, an AIADMK leader was seen distributing cash for votes. The video, viral in the internet, shows the leader distributing Rs 500 to voters in the constituency.
DMK has fielded party supremo MK Stalin’s son Udhayanidhi Stalin from the Chepauk constituency. A report in Times of India said that the junior Stalin is expected to approach the Election Commission in the matter.
The video is said to be shot by some locals where the AIADMK leader was seen as verifying ID cards and then handling over the cash to the people.
Last Wednesday, the EC Flying Squd seized Rs 3.21 crores of unaccounted cash in Srivilliputhur Assembly constituency.
Madras High Court recently refused to entertain a PIL which said that voters should be administered an oath at the polling booth, swearing that they have not received any cash or any other incentive from candidates or parties before voting.
The court observed that it cannot be called upon to pass impractical orders and that it was for the legislators to take a call on such issues.
Elections to the 234-member Tamil Nadu assembly will be held on April 6 and the counting of votes will take place on May 2.