TN polls: EC seizes over Rs. 11 crore for model code violation
Ahead of the crucial polls in Tamil Nadu, the Election Commission has seized over Rs. 11 crore till March 20.
Chennai: Ahead of the crucial polls in Tamil Nadu, the Election Commission (EC) has seized over Rs. 11 crore till March 20.
The model code of conduct in the state came into effect from March 4.
Earlier, the election authorities seized money worth Rs. 7.40 crore, with 73 cases related to alleged electoral offences been registered in the state.
Tamil Nadu will have single phase assembly elections on May 16, and the results will be announced on May 19.
Tamil Nadu's 15th legislative assembly is ruled by Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK.
It has 234 assembly seats. In 2011 assembly elections, AIADMK had won 150 seats, DMDK-29, DMK-23, CPM-10, CPI-9 and Others-13 seats.