Jayalalithaa slams EC decision on repoll in Tamil Nadu

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 13:26

Chennai: The ruling AIADMK on Wednesday slammed the Election Commission decision to order repoll in two polling stations under Salem and Namakkal Parliamentary constituencies, terming it as "against the canons of propriety of the election process".

"No protests or complaints were registered by any of the political parties or anyone else in respect of both these polling stations.When this is so, the belated and inexplicable move of the ECI to order a repoll abruptly with less than 48 hours notice does not appear warranted", AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said in a letter to Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath.
Chennai: The ruling AIADMK on Wednesday slammed the Election Commission decision to order repoll in two polling stations under Salem and Namakkal Parliamentary constituencies, terming it as "against the canons of propriety of the election process".

"No protests or complaints were registered by any of the political parties or anyone else in respect of both these polling stations.When this is so, the belated and inexplicable move of the ECI to order a repoll abruptly with less than 48 hours notice does not appear warranted", AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said in a letter to Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath.
She complained that enough time have not been given for sufficient publicity to enable the voters of these two polling stations to turn out in large numbers and participate in the polling process.

Yesterday, the Election Commission ordered repoll in two polling stations of Salem North Assembly segment in Salem and another booth in Tiruchengodu in Namakkal following malfunction of EVMs.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 13:26

comments powered by Disqus