Tamil Nadu 2016: CPI calls for a ban on opinion polls

Erode: CPI on Tuesday demanded that the Election Commission ban opinion polls, alleging that it is taken to favour a particular political party and there is no genuine opinion poll.

PWF CM candidiate Vijayakanth. Firstpost

PWF CM candidiate Vijayakanth. Firstpost

Party's state secretary R Mutharasan told reporters in Erode that some newspapers and visual media are telecasting and publishing such polls, which he said, was totally wrong.

Asked about the prospects of the four party People's Welfare Front in the 16 May assembly polls, he said he is optimistic they would secure all 234 seats and form a coalition Government, "as the youth and women are backing the PWF candidates."


Referring to the GAIL project to lay pipelines across seven districts of the state, which will reportedly affect farmers, he said that the Prime Minister during his visit to Tamil Nadu for campaigning, should explain the Union Government's stand on it, as the Supreme Court had given the nod to GAIL.

Since lakhs of farmers would be affected, the Centre should instruct GAIL,a Government sector unit,to lay pipelines on National Highways, so that farmers' lands would be saved, he said.

The PM should find a permanent solution to the fishermen's issue in Tamil Nadu and also announce conduct of the bull sport Jallikattu, he said.

Updated Date: May 18, 2016 17:39 PM

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