Cash for votes: DMK moves EC against AIADMK

Chennai: The DMK on Saturday complained to the EC Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK was allegedly distributing money to voters in one of the four Assembly constituencies where bypolls will be held on Sunday.

In a complaint to the Chief Electoral Officer, the DMK said: “AIADMK partymen are illegally distributing money to the voters of Ottapidaram Assembly seat, in a full-fledged manner, from AIADMK’s Thoothu­kudi 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.

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

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