The AIADMK on Tuesday alleged that the EVMs used in this year’s February-March assembly elections of Uttar Pradesh had been brought to Tamil Nadu for 12 April bypoll in RK Nagar.
The party’s mouthpiece Dr. Namadhu MGR has also claimed that there was a conspiracy behind removal of Chennai Police Commissioner, S George and decision to accord Y-category security to O Panneerselvam, who had rebelled against V Sasikala.
It read (pictured above) said, “Election officials in RK Nagar have been transferred. The commissioner has been transferred. Y category security has been given to OPS and EVM machines used in UP have been bought here for RK Nagar bypolls. Only thing left to do is to transfer voters of the constituency. And bring RSS and Sangh people here and make them vote.
“Even if this is attempted, justice will prevail and people of RK Nagar will vote for hat symbol. We are nurtured by great MGR, despite conspiracies hatched by Sangh parivar, we will win. This election will prove it.”
On OPS being accorded Y-category security (pictured below), the mouthpiece added, “Why has the central government given Y-category security to OPS? Have they rewarded him for creating a rift in the AIADMK? Is he a revolutionist who spearheaded a public movement?
“Did he fight for cause of sand,beach mining against mining baron Sekar Reddy? Did he donate his wealth to people of Tamil Nadu or for a Tamil cause? What is the necessity to provide him with Y-category security. May be the central government has given him security like how it extends to all its RSS and BJP supporters all over the country….OPS is now firmly in the grip of RSS.”
The Election Commission had ordered the transfer of George last month on the complaint of the DMK. A 1987-batch IPS officer Karan Singha was appointed the new city police commissioner.
RK Nagar seat had fallen vacant after the death of J Jayalalithaa in December last year.
The issue of EVMs being brought from Uttar Pradesh to be used for this month’s bypolls has been hugely controversial.This was after Janta Ka Reporter reported on the malfunctioning of EVMs in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind district in the presence of the state’s Chief Electoral Officer, Salina Singh.
The video of machine favouring the BJP had gone viral prompting the EC to launch a probe and order the removal of both the District Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police.
Fresh allegations were levelled against the EC that the faulty EVM favouring BJP was the same machine that was used in UP’s Govindnagar during last month’s polls. The BJP had won from this constituency.
The EC had rubbished the allegations of using the same EVMs in assembly bypoll that was used in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.