AIADMK bribery case: EC to take a call on RK Nagar elections soon, says Nasim Zaidi

New Delhi: The Election Commission will soon decide on holding the by-election to the RK Nagar assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu which was cancelled on complaints of bribing of voters in April, CEC Nasim Zaidi said on Tuesday.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The Commission, in consultation with the Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), was assessing the prevailing situation and looking at how it can devise a more effective strategy against bribing of voters, pending legislation.

"I think that assessment will be completed soon and the Commission will take a call," Zaidi told IANS.

The RK Nagar seat had fallen vacant after the death of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

The 12 April by-election, which was seen as a virtual battle for Jayalalithaa's legacy among the AIADMK factions, was cancelled after a large number of complaints were received about the alleged bribing of voters by TTV Dinakaran, deputy general secretary of one of the AIADMK factions.

The Commission had taken the step under the overall powers given to it under Article 324 of the Constitution.


Updated Date: Jul 04, 2017 15:39 PM

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