Tamil Nadu to have additional observers

May 6th, 2009 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Election Commission Wednesday said it will deploy additional observers in some areas of Tamil Nadu.
Asked if the Election Commission has taken any action against Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi’s son and DMK candidate M.K. Azhagiri, who allegedly misused official machinery to lure voters in the Madurai constituency, Deputy Election Commissioner J.P. Prakash said additional observers would be sent to some places in Tamil Nadu.

“The Election Commission was in Chennai yesterday (Tuesday) and (it has) taken review of the code violation,” Prakash told reporters.

Azhagiri is contesting against the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) nominee P. Mohan in the May 13 Lok Sabha elections.

CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat sent a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Naveen Chawla seeking action against Azhagiri for allegedly misusing the official machinery.

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