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AIADMK luring voters in 4 Assembly constituencies ahead of bypolls: DMK

News Agencies | Updated on: 18 May 2019, 17:35 IST

A delegation of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leaders on Saturday approached Tamil Nadu's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sathyabrata Sahoo alleging that the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is distributing money to voters at the four Assembly constituencies where by-elections will be held on Sunday.

Bypolls are scheduled to be held in Aravakuruchi, Sulur, Thiruparankundram, and Ottapidaram assembly constituencies.

"AIADMK ministers still camp in the election constituency even after campaigning has ended. They are indulging in money distribution to voters. AIADMK is transporting money through vehicles. We have collected the details and gave proof to Tamil Nadu CEO. We have demanded that more security be deployed in the by-election constituencies," DMK Rajya Sabha MP RS Barathy told media here after meeting Sahoo along with senior advocates of the party.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission has ordered re-polling in 13 booths in Tamil Nadu during the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls on Sunday.

Re-polling will be held in eight polling stations in Dharmapuri, two in Theni and one each in Cuddalore, Tiruvallur, and Erode.

Tamil Nadu, which has 38 Parliamentary constituencies, went to polls during the second phase of polling on April 18. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.


First published: 18 May 2019, 17:35 IST