Vellore LS election: Scrutiny of nominations by Kathir Anand, ACS withheld, then accepted

Scrutiny of nominations filed by DMK candidate Kathir Anand and AIADMK contestant A C Shanmugam for Vellore Lok Sabha election was stopped today following objections. But their papers were accepted later. 

After a few parties opposed to the nomination of Shanmugam, who is the chief of AIADMK’s alliance party Puthiya Needhi Katchi, the scrutiny on his nomination was stopped.

Likewise, the scrutiny on papers submitted by Kathir Anand, son of DMK senior leader and former Minister Durai Murugan, was also stopped. But both were accepted later.

Meanwhile today, AIADMK co-ordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and party co-coordinator and Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami have announced a 209-strong panel to oversee the Vellore parliamentary poll.

Filing of nominations for the Aujgust five elections to the Vellore Lok Sabha seat, which was rescinded earlier  following seizure of large sums of money, ended on Thursday.

A total of 36 candidates, including 31 men, have filed their papers. A majority of them were Independents. Both the ruling AIADMK and the Opposition DMK, have renominated their candidates–NJP founder A C Shanmugham and Kathir Anand, son of DMK treasurer Duraimurugan for the seat.

The last date to withdraw nominations is July 22. Polling will be conducted on  August 5 and counting will happen on August 9.

The Lok Sabha polls in Vellore constituency in Tamil Nadu was cancelled following excess use of money power. It was  cancelled following recovery of huge amount of cash allegedly from DMK candidate’s office.