Salem: The DMK on Tuesday charged ruling AIADMK with distributing cash in the Yercaud Assembly by-election and lodged a complaint with the Election Observer seeking transfer of the District Collector to ensure fair polling.
In its 106-page complaint submitted to observer Ravi Prakash Arora by DMK Election Committee members Pon Ramalingam, TM Selvaganapathy and District Secretary Sivalingam, the party complained against the Collector and said unless he was transferred there would not be fair polling.
They alleged that government assistance and cash were being distributed at night and apprehended that the AIADMK might plan to capture booths in hilly areas.
Polling in Yercaud Assembly constituency will be held on December 04. The bypoll has been necessitated following the death of AIADMK MLA C Perumal.