Ahead of the RK Nagar constituency by-election on December 21, DMK working president MK Stalin on Sunday wrote to the Election Commission of India, alleging that Tamil Nadu is witnessing "large-scale distribution of money to the tune of more than Rs 100 crores" by the ruling AIADMK party.
According to ANI, Stalin claimed that AIADMK has been offering cash to voters in the Radhakrishnan Nagar (RK Nagar) Assembly Constituency ahead of the by-election. Stalin also requested the Election Commission to disqualify AIADMK candidate E Madhusudhanan. He urged the EC to "take action against AIADMK and the erring officials, and to ensure free and fair election" in the constituency.
Canvassing was in full swing in RK Nagar constituency as earlier on Sunday an aide of TTV Dhinakaran (his name is also spelt as Dinakaran) was arrested on bribery charges, leading to protests by rebel AIADMK leader's supporters in the bypoll-bound constituency.
Bypoll in the RK Nagar constituency, which is slated to be held on 21 December, was necessitated due to the death of J Jayalalithaa, who represented the Assembly segment, in December last year.
The by-elections were supposed to happen in April this year but could not take place due to the allegations of cash distribution in the constituency.