Many overtures but next move only after May 16: Jayalalitha

May 13th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS  

Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Though there were feelers from many places, AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalitha said Wednesday she would wait till the election results were out before she chalked out her next move.
“There are feelers from many places. I am not responding to them now. Everything depends on the election results. If the results are as expected then I will go to Delhi,” the former Tamil Nadu chief minister told reporters here after casting her vote.

“Overtures are being made by many parties but I am not responding to overtures right now,” she added, and reiterated that she “preferred” to wait for the results on May 16 when she would proceed to Delhi to decide further moves.

She also complained about the “manipulation” of electronic voting machines across Tamil Nadu and “bogus voting” in the Central Chennai constituency while appealing to officials and police to help build confidence in the public to enable them to vote.

“In many polling stations the voting machines are malfunctioning. If a voter presses the button against the ‘two leaves’ symbol (AIADMK) the light against DMK’s symbol ‘rising sun’ comes on. In South Chennai constituency more than 150 voting machines are not working.

“In a polling booth in Triplicane (in Chennai), voters who came at 7 a.m. found a group of DMK rowdies casting votes. On seeing the same group of men coming in and out of the booth at regular intervals, the public chased them away.”

Jayalalitha also complained about the absence of paramilitary forces in the polling booth.

According to her, if the AIADMK-led front does not win the elections in Tamil Nadu it will be due to “these kinds of activities”.

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