Democracy failed in Kannur: Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition Leader Oommen Chandy today alleged that the state government had failed to provide security to voters at five booths in Kannur district where repolling was held today.

In a statement here, he charged that police force was sent to the booths with their hands chained to enable CPI-M workers to indulge in 'hooliganism.'

CPI-M workers had unleashed violence against voters right from last night, he said. "It is a disgraceful for Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan that he could not give protection to 4,500 voters in the five booths. It is democracy that has failed here," he said.