r k nagar by election news

Masters of the game

Thirumangalam, in an ironic defiance of its pleasant sounding name, turned out to be most inauspicious for TN’s already fouled poll politics. The by-election, buy-election rather, held there in Jan ‘09 under the auspices, not of EC, but Alagiri, sparked a decisive plunge to the depths in voter bribery. R K Nagar today, in 2017, is the latest, lethal but not the last milestone in TN’s twisted, treacherous highway to

At R K Nagar, one vote costs Rs 4,000

Chennai: Documents seized by Income Tax officials from Tamilnadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar’s premises has showed the alleged involvement of seven senior Ministers, Chief Minister and a Rajya Sabha member in the distribution of Rs 4,000 per head for 2.24 lakh voters at R K Nagar for the by-election that is to take place on 12 April. The amount which totals upto Rs 89.65-crore has been proposed to be handed

RK Nagar: EC holds emergency meeting, Campaign closes tomorrow

Chennai/New Delhi: Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha, Tamilnadu Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Lakhoni and Special Chief Election Commissioner for RK Nagar by-poll Vikram Bathra are in New Delhi today for an emergency meeting the with Election Commission officials. Rumours are abuzz that by-elections may be cancelled following rampant charges of cash for votes allegations. Reports say that after cash for votes scandal surfaced on Saturday, the Election Commission called for

R K Nagar by-poll: Shabby schools get makeover

Chennai: What is going on in the polling booths of R K Nagar Assembly constituency for the by-election brings to mind the Tamil proverb ‘Oru nal koothu’ (all for the sake of a day’s drama). With the by-elections around the corner, News Today recently took stock at ground zero where the issue regarding basic facilities at the polling booths emerged. What started out as a mild investigation, brought to light