Within the Tamil Nadu rural native physique polls, the Impartial candidate who was allegedly dishing out pretend gold cash to bribe the voters in Kolumanivakkam panchayat misplaced by a margin of 147 votes on Tuesday.
The Election Fee at this time took the votes polled in rural native our bodies of 9 reorganized districts in Tamil Nadu for counting. The agricultural native physique polls had been held to 27,003 posts within the 9 districts in two phases- the primary section held on October 6 and the second section of polling held on October 9. In the course of the polls, there was an incident of an impartial candidate named- Sarathi Vinayagam who contested for the submit of Panchayat President of the Kolumanivakkam Panchayat. Allegedly, through the second section of polling, his supporters handed out gold cash to voters asking them to vote on the auto image (wherein Sarathi contested).
After the polling, whereas few individuals went to pawn the cash, they got here to know the cash had been brass cash and never gold. Different candidates have demanded that motion must be taken towards those that fraudulently distributed cash to the voters and requested re-election within the panchayat.
An individual who belongs to Kolumanivakkam panchayat (one that wished to remain nameless) claimed that “we felt responsible to have been cheated. On the day of polling, we had been immediately referred to as alone and two males hid cash in our hand secretly claiming it to be gold cash and requested to vote for him.” Not solely me, however many belonging to my panchayat have additionally felt cheated and we now have pledged to not promote our votes sooner or later, the individual added.
The second section of polling within the panchayats below the Kunrathur Union happened on October 9, wherein there have been greater than 2,500 voters within the Kolumanivakkam panchayat. Nevertheless, most of the Impartial candidates and candidates belonging to political events competed for the place of Panchayat president and ward members.