A complaint has been filed against the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief MK Stalin and other four leaders of the party for holding a poll meeting in a Hall at Tamil Nadu’s Vellore. DMK President MK Stalin along with Vellore candidate Kathir Anand held a poll meeting on Thursday.
Authorities have also sealed the hall where the meeting was held.
DMK Candidate Kathir Anand is pitted against AC Shanmugam, President of New Justice Party, who is a poll partner of AIADMK.
Tamil Nadu: A complaint has been registered against DMK leader MK Stalin&four others for holding a poll meeting at a hall in Vellore yesterday without prior permission for the same. The authorities have also sealed the hall where the meeting was held. pic.twitter.com/lkLHtk30Da
— ANI (@ANI) August 2, 2019
The Election Commission of India, last month, announced August 5, 2019, as the date of polling for the Vellore Parliamentary constituency of Tamil Nadu. The Poll Commission had earlier canceled the election for the Parliamentary Constituency in wake of seizures of a huge amount of unaccounted cash from the house of DMK Leader.
Vellore was earlier slated to go for polls on April 18 along with all other 38 Lok Sabha Seats of the State. However, following the incident, the polls were deferred in the Vellore Lok Sabha Seat.
In the national polls that concluded on May 23, DMK, who led the Secular Progressive Alliance of which Congress, communist parties, Vaiko’s MDMK and Dalit outfit VCK were a part, had won 38 of the 39 Parliamentary seats that went to polls in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
While the BJP comprising AIADMK suffered a poll disaster and could only manage to a single seat to its tally. O Panneerselvam’s son, P Raveendranath was the only exception who won from Theni constituency in national polls.