RK Nagar bypoll: What the Election Commission is doing to prevent a repeat of the April fiasco : India, News
Chennai’s Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar (RK Nagar), the previous constituency of the late J Jayalalithaa, will elect a brand new legislator to the Tamil Nadu Meeting on December 21. Votes shall be counted on December 24.
The bypoll was initially scheduled for April 12, however the Election Fee cancelled the vote after Revenue Tax raids uncovered proof of large corruption and bribery.
Now, Tamil Nadu’s Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Lakhoni has listed a sequence of restrictions on campaigning forward of the brand new bypoll.
This is a quick apercu of what he stated, primarily based on a report within the Tamil newspaper Thina Thanthi.
- Door-to-door campaigning can happen solely until from 9 am to five pm. (A discount of this time window is being thought-about.)
- Candidates shall be given permission to place up solely a really restricted variety of contestant cubicles. They will solely put them up in places the place they have been authorised to take action, and may’t use chairs and tables to arrange non permanent cubicles wherever they need.
- Final time, there have been complaints that tokens have been getting used bribe voters. So there’ll now be a ban on transactions utilizing tokens throughout Chennai. If any violations happen, motion shall be taken in opposition to the shop-owners. Punishment by imprisonment is feasible.
- RK Nagar residents’s autos shall be assigned identification playing cards, and paramilitary forces shall be tasked with monitoring them. Folks from different constituencies might want to clarify their causes for visiting RK Nagar. Prior permission shall be wanted to usher in autos from exterior for campaigning, and steps are being taken to permit candidates to get authorisation on-line.
The DMK’s candidate for the December 21 bypoll is Marudhu Ganesh. The DMK had fielded him for the April 12 bypoll too.
Sidelined AIADMK chief TTV Dhinakaran has introduced his candidature. The EPS-OPS faction of the AIADMK and the BJP are but to declare the names of their nominees.