DMK will win, says Stalin

The Hindu - - CHENNAI - Staff Re­porter

DMK work­ing pres­i­dent M.K. Stalin on Thurs­day said his party would se­cure a thump­ing vic­tory in the R.K. Na­gar by­elec­tion, if it is held in a fair and trans­par­ent man­ner.

“No ac­tion has been taken on the ₹89-crore money trail, due to which the election was pre­vi­ously re­scinded. No FIR was filed, and the list [of per­sons al­legedly in­volved in dis­tri­bu­tion of cash to vot­ers, as in­di­cated by doc­u­ments seized dur­ing I-T raids] in­cluded the names of Chief Min­is­ter Edap­padi K. Palaniswami and other Min­is­ters. It is against such a back­drop that the up­com­ing election will take place,” he told re­porters dur­ing a visit to the Ko­lathur con­stituency, which he rep­re­sents.

Only if the EC con­ducts a probe and takes ac­tion on the con­tro­versy sur­round­ing the re­jec­tion of the papers of ac­tor Vishal, would there be con­fi­dence that the by­elec­tion will be con­ducted in ac­cor­dance with the rules.

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