CPI criticise Karunanihi`s remarks against EC
The CPI on Friday criticised Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi`s allegation that some Election Commission officials were acting like in the days of emergency to defeat the DMK-led alliance.
Tiruchirappalli (TN): The CPI on Friday said
that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi`s allegation that
some Election Commission officials were acting like in the
days of emergency to defeat the DMK-led alliance only showed
the ruling party`s "frustration" about the outcome of the
April 13 assembly polls.
Speaking to reporters here, CPI national secretary D
Raja said the frequent complaints by Karunanidhi against the
EC "only shows his frustration over the outcome of the poll
Raja requested the EC to be `more vigorous` in curbing
various malpractices, including distribution of cash to
On the freebies announced by political parties in
their manifesto, Raja said governments of even developed
countries used to dole out certain freebies as part of the
social security scheme.
CPI Tamil Nadu unit secretary D Pandian also
criticised Karunanidhi`s accusation against the EC officials.
Speaking at an election campaign at Pennagaram
assembly constituency in Dharmapuri district, he said
Karunanidhi`s statement was only aimed at diverting attention
from his government`s "failure" to implement welfare schemes
in the past five years.
With the EC enforcing restrictions and taking steps to
ensure compliance of the model code of conduct in the run-up
to the polls, Karunanidhi had last night accused some EC
officials of acting like in the days of Emergency to defeat
the DMK-led alliance.
"To defeat the DMK-led alliance in the coming polls,
some officials (in EC) are acting like in Emergency period,
intercepting vehicles and pedestrians checking them whether
they are carrying money and troubling the innocent. This is
like a mini-Emergency period in Tamil Nadu," he had told an
election meeting at Erode.