The RK Nagar Bypoll Election was cancelled by the Election Commission after the bribery of the voters were found in the Income Tax raids. It was said that money worth 89.6 Crores was found in distribution after the IT raided the house of the Health Minister Vijaya Bhaskar.
The Income Tax has raided huge amount that was or going to be used to entice the voters. The significance of the RK Nagar Bypoll election is huge in Tamil Nadu Politics. The former chief minister late J Jayalalithaa was the MLA from this seat and after her death, the seat is to be filled with new MLA. However, the game of politics has changed in Tamil Nadu after the death of beloved Amma of Tamils.
The heated campaigning of T Dinakaran who is close to VK Sasikala, the General Secretary of the AIADMK (Amma) fraction was to compete. He was once banished by J Jayalalithaa from the party. However, Sasikala has brought him back who is also her nephew. Sasikala is in Jail for disproportionate of asset case. Dinakara has alleged EC of foul playing and said that Election Commission does not want him to win. He also alleged that this is Murder of Democracy.
Well, this is indeed Murder of Democracy but by the Politicians who entice voters with money, not with work. The Election Commission has only reacted to the situation and cancelled the April 12 election. No new date has been announced.