Cash-for-votes reality of Tamil Nadu politics: Well-oiled system makes curbing cash handouts near-impossible for EC
Cash distribution is no new phenomenon in Tamil Nadu, where voters now expect money exchange for their ballot for a particular party or candidate.
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As Karnataka Assembly polls draw closer, the Election Commission faces a monumental task is not just making arrangements for the polls, but also keeping a close eye on the miscreants bribing voters
It is important for OPS to ensure Madhusudanan's victory in the RK Nagar constituency that goes to polls on Thursday
There is only one takeaway from the elaborate 29-page order of the Election Commission put out late on Sunday night: Tamil Nadu's politicians are way too cunning for the authorities
Thirumangalam, in an ironic defiance of its pleasant sounding name, turned out to be most inauspicious for Tamil Nadu’s already fouled poll politics. The by-election, buy-election rather, held there in January 2009 under the auspices, not of EC, but Alagiri, sparked a decisive plunge to the depths in voter bribery.
The Election Commission on Saturday decided to rescind the notification and conduct polls afresh "in due course of time" to two Tamil Nadu Assembly seats following evidence of use of money to influence voters.
Parties in Tamil Nadu have been dangling cash at voters for far too long to stop doing it in a hurry.
A senior police officer in Ujjain said that the case was registered against Yadav on Monday following a complaint by Congress MP Premchand Guddu.
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A Delhi court today reserved for December 12 its order on a plea for lodging a case against Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh for his alleged role in kidnapping of a witness in 2008 cash-for-vote case.
The Delhi High court today granted bail to five accused in the 2002-cash-for-votes scam including Sudheendra Kulkarni
The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal is now allowing JMM members of parliament to keep their bribes as tax-free political donations.
Amar Singh, was on Monday night admitted in All India Institute of Medical Sciences following a rise in creatinine level in his body.
India is a guerrilla democracy where the law is to be followed only in the breach and where it suits us. Advani is not in breach of this societal approach.
BJP today went on the offensive on the cash-for-vote scam with LK Advani hailing as "whistle- blowers" the two former party MPs jailed in the scam and declaring that if they are guilty then he too should be sent behind bars.
Amar Singh and the others accused will have to appear before the court on Tuesday and seek bail. If the court rejects their applications, then they could all go to jail.
Even though a parliamentary committee completed its probe in 2009, the Delhi police has made scant progress in investigating the cash-for-votes scam.
This Tamil Nadu election was all about money power. Candidates tried hard to evade Election Commission vigil to pass on cash for votes. Rs 25 crore is the average spend reported in each constituency. DMK may have outspent Jaya 10:1. But is money enough to buy your vote?