Campaign ends in RK Nagar, polling tomorrow amid tight security

Campaign ends in RK Nagar, polling tomorrow amid tight security

On Tuesday evening, the high voltage campaigning at RK Nagar, which is facing by-election on December 21, came to an end.

The Election Commission ordered that outsiders staying in the constituency should vacate the place immediately.

Polling in the seat vacated because of the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa will take place tomorrow amid tight security.

According to a release from the Chief Electoral Officer, none shall convene, hold or attend any public meeting or procession in connection with an election from 5 p.m. on Tuesday till the end of polls on Thursday.

“No one shall display to the public any election matter by means of cinematograph, television or other similar apparatus like FM Radios, Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, etc. This includes all electronic form of communication, including SMS and internet,” the release said.

The DMK had alleged that the ruling AIADMK has distributed Rs. 100 crore to voters. Its senior leader MK Stain said Rs. 6,000 has been paid to each voter and the operation had the support of the police. The money, he alleged, had even been “transported in police vehicles”.

The AIADMK has said its sidelined leader TTV Dhinakaran, who is contesting as an Independent, is distributing the money.