BJP head of state slams DMK for ‘abuse of power’

Three days after the Tamil Nadu urban civic body polls were held, BJP state leader K Annamalai on Tuesday criticized the ruling DMK government for violence in the state amid polls, saying that the Saffron Party would soon move the Madras High Court to demand a new ballot. Annamalai also blamed the DMK for low voter turnout and accused the ruling party of intimidating voters. The results of Tamil Nadu’s urban local bodies will be announced today, with the DMK heading for a landslide victory.

Speaking to ANI, K Annamalai said, “The way DMK conducted the state (urban local body) polls on February 19 was shameful; total abuse and abuse of power, as well as violence. BJP displaces Madras High Court today, with all our complaints and demands for a ballot in specific booths.”

“People did not come to vote fearing DMK members would stand outside the voting areas. another, they only allowed him to vote after we protested,” he added.

Urban local body in Tamil Nadu questions violence

A DMK activist identified as Madhan, who had recently joined the party from AIADMK, was reportedly killed in Chennai’s Gandhi Nagar district on Monday as he canvassed for a party candidate. It is pertinent to mention here that the brutal killing took place a day after the Tamil Nadu civic polls ended.

According to sources, Madhan had attended a program organized by the DMK in Chennai’s Gandhi Nagar on Sunday. At the event, Tamil Nadu Minister PK Sekar Babu unveiled a portrait of a deceased former DMK leader. After the event, Madhan left the scene when he was allegedly chased and surrounded by four men, who then killed him with axes.

On the same day, former Tamil Nadu minister and AIADMK leader Jayakumar was arrested by Chennai police after a case was filed against him under 8 articles in relation to the incident at during which a member of the DMK, named Naresh, was surrounded, attacked and dragged by his shirt. in Tondiarpet on the day of the election of the urban communal body.

Tamil Nadu local body election 2022

The ruling DMK, the opposition AIADMK and the BJP, the Congress, Naam Tamilar Katchi, Pattali Makkal Katchi, Makkal Needhi Maiam and Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazagam, are the main political factions that participated in the elections in 21 companies, 138 municipalities, 490 municipal panchayats. , and 649 other urban local authorities.