RK Nagar bypoll counting UPDATES | TTV Dhinakaran wins by massive margin in late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's RK Nagar constituency
Addressing the media at the Madurai Airport, Sasikala's nephew TTV Dhinakaran said that the people of RK Nagar have reflected the mindset of the 7.5 crore people of Tamil Nadu through their verdict.
Day before RK Nagar bypoll, TTV Dhinakaran supporter releases video of late CM Jayalalithaa in Apollo hospital
TTV supporter Vetrivel released the video showing Jayalalithaa having fruit juice during her hospitalisation in Apollo hospital.
The high-decibel campaign for the December 21 by-election for the Radhakrishnan Nagar assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu came to an end here on Tuesday evening.
Campaign for the RK Nagar by-election scheduled for December 21 reached its peak on Monday with leaders of various parties thronging different parts of the constituency.
EC will go all out to ensure fair polling to save the sole lifeline of democracy, hopes Madras High Court
The Madras High Court has hoped that the ECI will certainly take all effective measures with an iron hand to prevent any illegalities of bribing voters by any person or persons or any political party.
Accusing the AIADMK of indulging in large-scale distribution of money to voters, which had never happened in the history of Indian democracy, the DMK on Monday knocked the doors of the EC.
EC directs all party workers, brought from outside, to leave the constituency immediately after 5 pm on Tuesday; vehicle permits will also seize to be valid.
Even as curtains are set to come down on Tuesday on the campaign for the bitterly fought RK Nagar by-election scheduled for Dec 21, the EC transferred a key police official on election duty.
The ECI directed the Chief Electoral Officer of Tamil Nadu to transfer IPS Sudhakar, Joint Commissioner North, to a non-election post.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today appealed to voters of RK Nagar Assembly constituency here, going to bypoll on December 21, to elect the ruling AIADMK nominee.
Amid complaints of widespread bribing of voters ahead of the prestigious by-election the Special Officer nominated by Election Commission, Vikram Batra, held discussions with representatives.
Stalin further alleged that the ruling party has been paying Rs.6,000 to each voter as bribe in the current bye-election and was “going out to any extent to bribe the voters in the said constituency.
A constituency dominated by the working classes, including fishermen, there are 2,28,234 voters in R K Nagar, of whom 1,10,903 are men, 1,17,232 women and 99 transgenders.
On a tip off the officials searched a physiotherapy centre at Tamil Nadu’s Korukkupet, falling within the constituency and seized the amount from there.
Canvassing is in full swing in the assembly segment where the bypoll is to be held on December 21 and party workers have swarmed the residential neighbourhoods.