2019 polls: Rs 1.48 crore seized in Theni, Collector sends report to EC

The Income Tax department seized cash worth Rs 1.48 crore in Theni that was allegedly stashed to bribe voters in the district. While reports made rounds that the cash belonged to AMMK, the Dhinakaran-led party was quick to refute such claims. Continue Reading

Only 52 of 194 candidates of five major combinations have assets below 1 crore

All the AIADMK and DMK candidates contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Tamilnadu are crorepatis. Only 52 of the 194 candidates from the five major combinations – the AIADMK-led front, the DMK-led alliance, Makkal Needhi Maiam, AMMK and Naam Tamizhar Katchi (NTK) by Seeman, have shown assets below Rs one crore in their sworn affidavits filed before the Election Commission, according to a report released by the Movement for Democratic Reforms (MER). Continue Reading

2019 elections: DGP Ashutosh Shukla to monitor TN polls

The Election Commission has appointed Ashutosh Shukla, present DGP, Prisons, as Director General of elections and supervise all poll related works involving police in Tamilnadu with immediate effect. Continue Reading