SEC looking into complaints of irregularities

The Tamil Nadu State Election Commission on Tuesday said it was looking into complaints of alleged irregularities in the first phase of polling for local bodies.

Updated: Oct 18, 2011, 16:20 PM IST

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu State Election
Commission on Tuesday said it was looking into complaints of
alleged irregularities in the first phase of polling for local
bodies.

State Election Commissioner S Ayyar is looking into
complaints in Chennai Corporation, an official release said.

Alleging booth-capturing and bogus voting by ruling
AIADMK, opposition parties have demanded re-polling in many
booths.

Ayyar held an enquiry with representatives of political
parties and their candidates and verified documents, it said.

The Opposition had alleged large-scale irregularities by
AIADMK when polling for 10 corporations and many other local
bodies were held across the state yesterday.

Ayyar had dismissed as "rumours," reports of
irregularities. Among those who had complained to him were
DMK`s Mayoral candidate M Subramaniam.

Political parties, including CPI(M) have demanded
re-polling in many booths.

PTI