'2 Kg Meat And Cash Being Given To Voters By DMK To Win Erode East Bypoll', Says Annamalai In Letter Asking Election Commission To Take Action
In a letter written to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president, K Annamalai, said that the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) was bribing voters with two kilograms of meat and cash to win the Erode East bypoll.
The amount of cash depended on the voter's willingness to abide by the requirements of the party. For sitting at a designated place for a day, a voter is paid Rs 1000 and if he sits so for 20 days, he is paid Rs 5000, Annamalai said.
The letter comes a few days after tokens allegedly to be used for cash distribution were seized from Sarbudeen, the DMK South Union treasurer in Tiruppur.
Earlier in January, the BJP had put out a video in which senior DMK minister KN Nehru was seen talking to the Congress candidate EVKS Elangovan about the distribution of money and gifts.
Annamalai added that while his party had complained to the State Election Commission (SEC), soon after the video was out, the SEC was yet to take any action and this had forced him to write to the CEC in order to ensure a free and fair election.
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