• Download mobile app
20 Mar 2019, Edition - 1345, Wednesday

Trending Now

  • Gang rape: Punjab and Haryana high court says sell convicts’ assets
  • First-time voters not interested in dynasty, they are interested in development: PM Modi to party workers
  • PM’s ‘chowkidar’ campaign meant to hide failures: Congress
  • In a first, Maharashtra state EC appoints transgender activist Gauri Sawant as election ambassador

Coimbatore

Democracy bows its head in shame; EC failed to stop distribution of money

Covai Post Network

With Election Commission failing to prevent the distribution of money in the recently concluded R K Nagar bypoll, the democracy in the State has bowed its head in shame, the TN Toddy Movement said over the victory of the sidelined AIADMK rebel.

Money has played a major role in the victory, it is only rigid to say that the voters had voted for money and only a few voted according to their conscience, the movement convenor, C Nallasamy told reporters here.

Stating that the movement was not ready to accept such a victory, he challenged Dhinakaran to come and argue with the movement and prove that toddy is an intoxicating drink and not food as proved by the movement.

Nallasamy also urged the one-man Arumugamsamy commission to expedite the inquiry with regard to the death of former chief minister,
Jayalalithaa, to put an end to denigrating and derogatory remarks, including the claims by a woman that she was her daughter.

On 2G scam, Nallasamy said that both A Raja and Kanimozhi should file a defamation case against the former CAG, on whose report they had undergone jail terms, so that they can come unscathed and remain clean in public life.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

COIMBATORE WEATHER