DMK flays EC for not announcing bypolls in Tamil Nadu

CHENNAI: DMK leader MK Stalin on Sunday flayed the Election Commission for now not saying byelections to 2 Tamil Nadu assembly constituencies citing monsoon as the explanation and mentioned it was once now not a 'justifiable' choice.

Expressing 'wonder' at the EC's choice, he mentioned byelections have been held within the state prior to now all over the North East Monsoon season, between October-December.

The bypoll for RK Nagar constituency, held to fill the emptiness brought about via the loss of life of late leader minister Jayalalithaa, was once carried out best all over the monsoon season in December last 12 months, he pointed out.

The Election Commission whilst saying poll agenda for 5 states and byelections in Karnataka Saturday had mentioned Tamil Nadu leader secretary Girija Vaidyanathan had written a letter asking the fee not to announce the poll dates as there was once forecast of cyclones and rains within the state.

"The EC putting off bypolls citing a letter by the state Chief Secretary and the monsoon does not appear to be a unbiased and justifiable decision," Stalin mentioned in a observation.

Bypolls are due in Thiruvarur and Thirupparankundram assembly constituencies which fell vacant following the death of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi on August 7 and AIADMK MLA AK Bose on August 2 respectively.

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat had mentioned the EC would announce the bypoll after ascertaining the situation.


Stalin mentioned bypolls for three assembly constituencies within the state when Jayalalithaa was once hospitalised in 2016 have been additionally held all over monsoon season in November.


Claiming that the ruling AIADMK was once scared of dealing with elections, he accused it of fending off the bypolls in the course of the leader secretary.


Senior AIADMK leader and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai sought to push aside the opposition party's fee and mentioned the EC was once an unbiased and strong body which none can affect.


Defending the manager secretary's communication, revenue minister RB Udhayakumar mentioned in Madurai that the federal government has the responsibility to apprise the fee of the present state of affairs within the state.
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