MK Stalin wrote, "Tamil Nadu witnessing the large-scale distribution of money to the tune of more than Rs 100 Crores by the ruling AIADMK party to the voters for a by-election to RK Nagar Assembly Constituency."
The constituency of RK Nagar will see the by-election on December 21. RK Nagar was once under the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalitha. The by-election in the region was necessitated due to the untimely death of the Tamil Nadu CM last year. The by-elections were supposed to happen in April this year but could not take place due to the allegations of cash distribution in the constituency. Even this time as well, the allegations continue as people were seen distributing cash, even biryani to make influence the voters. Expressing his concerns about the upcoming by-elections in the RK Nagar constituency, DMK’s MK Stalin has written to the Election Commission of India.
MK Stalin claimed that around Rs 100 crore is distributed to influence the voters. He wrote, “Tamil Nadu witnessing the large-scale distribution of money to the tune of more than Rs 100 Crores by the ruling AIADMK party to the voters for a by-election to RK Nagar Assembly Constituency.” MK Stalin also made requests to the Election Commission to disqualify AIADMK candidate E.Madhusudhanan. He wrote, “take appropriate and necessary action against AIADMK and the erring officials and to ensure free and fair election RK Nagar Assembly Constituency”
Meanwhile, on Rahul Gandhi becoming the Congress supremo the DMK’s MK Stalin on Twitter wrote, “I congratulate Thiru. Rahul Gandhi on his elevation as the President of INC, on behalf of DMK. Am confident that he will fulfill the aspirations and hopes of the people and restore the glory of Secularism, Socialism, and Federalism.” Stalin’s party is an ally of the Congress.
On the first anniversary of the announcement of Demonetisation on November 8, Stalin led a well-attended ‘Karuppu Dinam’ (Black Day) protest of the main opposition party in the state and raised slogans against the Narendra Modi government for note ban. Slamming the NDA government on implementing demonetisation, following which then high-value currency of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 ceased to exist, he alleged that it only ended up causing “hardship” for the common man.
Back in April, MK Stalin accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government of trying to relegate people who don’t speak Hindi to a position of being second-class citizens. He said that the Modi government is pushing the country into becoming ‘Hindia’.