February 21 2019
Replace Returning Officer: Stalin
07 December 2017

‘5,000 alleged bogus voters in R.K. Nagar are yet to be removed from voters list’

DMK working president M.K. Stalin called for the replacement of the Returning Officer for the R.K. Nagar bypoll, following the controversy over the rejection of actor Vishal’s nomination.

Mr. Stalin told reporters that the incident showed that the Returning Officer would do only what the ruling party told him to do. He also urged the Election Commission to investigate the matter.

He pointed out that 5,000 alleged bogus voters were yet to be removed from the voters list in the constituency and the DMK had moved the High Court on the issue.

Mr. Stalin also said that the DMK and its alliance partners would meet on December 11.

CPI(M) seeks probe

The CPI (M) on Wednesday sought a probe into the controversy surrounding the rejection of nomination papers filed by actor Vishal Krishna to contest the R.K. Nagar bypoll.

“First the nomination paper was rejected and then there was news that it had been accepted. Later in the night it was announced that Mr. Vishal’s nomination had been rejected,” CPI (M) State secretary G. Ramakrishnan said in a statement.

The constant change in stance shows that pressure has been put on the Election Commission.

VCK leader Thol. Thirumavalavan also disapproved of the action of the Returning Officer.



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