TN polls: Jaya urges EC, police to ensure incident-free election

Charging the ruling DMK with unleashing violence ahead of tomorrow`s Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday urged Election Commission and state police to ensure free and fair elections.

Last Updated: Apr 12, 2011, 15:54 PM IST

Chennai: Charging the ruling DMK with
unleashing violence ahead of tomorrow`s Assembly polls in
Tamil Nadu, AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday urged Election
Commission and state police to ensure free and fair elections.
Recalling incidents of alleged poll-time violence by DMK.
she said her party candidate for Madathukulam constituency C
Shanmugavelu and some others had sustained serious injuries
when they were "attacked" by DMK men after AIADMK workers
objected to their "distributing money" to voters.

"Further, DMDK functionary Asokan was killed by DMK men
at Pennagaram," she said in a statement here.
"I request the EC, state Chief Electoral Officer and DGP
to depute more number of central paramilitary forces to all
parts of the state and ensure there are no untoward incidents.
Voters must cast their votes without fear and the EC and
others should ensure this," she said.

PTI