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Chennai’s RK Nagar By-Poll Scrapped, Election Body’s Eye On VK Sasikala

New Delhi:  A high-stakes by-election in Chennai’s RK Nagar constituency was cancelled by the Election Commission just three days before voting on Wednesday, over allegations of voters being offered incentives in the form of cash and gifts. A detailed “payment plan” of 89 crores, allegedly to buy votes, was revealed in raids on Friday on state Health Minister C Vijayabaskar, ... Read More »

Budget 2017: No Talk Of Schemes, Work Done In Poll-Bound States, Says Election Commission

Highlights Opposition parties had challenged Budget announcement ahead of polls Supreme Court ruled that Budget need not be delayed Poll body says budget cannot have schemes specific for poll-bound state New Delhi: The government has been allowed by the Supreme Court to present its budget just three days before voting begins in five states next month, but the Election Commission ... Read More »

DMK minister’s assets rose 780 times in 5 years

CHENNAI: In five years of DMK rule, a state minister has multiplied his assets 780 times. At least that’s what the official figures show. Tamil Nadu food minister EV Velu, contesting from Tiruvannamalai assembly segment, declared at the time of the 2006 assembly polls that his assets were worth around Rs one lakh. Apart from a 1.1-acre agricultural plot in Pinjur ... Read More »