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    Perhaps voters are interested in selling their votes to the highest bidder, Parties are keen in availing many ways to buy votes….

    It is mad...mad...mad world...
    RK Nagar bypoll: Voters want money, and more money

    CHENNAI: Opposite the Apollo Hospitals in Tondiarpet, a nondescript road named Adi Dravida Street was abuzz with activity on Monday afternoon. The street was littered with rose petals and 'two leaves' symbol had been etched into the bitumen using kolam.
    Hours earlier, the municipal administration minister S P Velumani had made a pit stop in the area canvassing for AIADMK candidate E Madhusudhanan. Residents said Velumani was making a second visit in as many days.

    "We were surprised to find the minister coming to visit us twice," said Jamuna*, a resident.

    It was not without reason that the senior AIADMK minister visited the locality the evening before. According to Jamuna, on Sunday night, AIADMK agents knocked most doors and paid Rs 6,000 per voter.

    "They (party workers) simply took out Rs 2,000 notes from bundles and gave it to us. Those who gave us the money appeared like outsiders," said Kavitha, another resident.

    While residents allege blatant cash distribution by the ruling party, they anticipate more money to come their way. "Dhinakaran had campaigned here two days ago," said Rajalakshmi*, a resident of Otravadai Street.
    Read more at: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/62126156.cms
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    Politicians know the tricks....

    RK Nagar bypoll: Cash still king as tainted politicos stay one step ahead of EC's flying squads




    How often do you see an election where voters openly complain about not receiving money? If you thought this was bad, there is worse. How often do you seen an election where voters admit to having received money from two parties but complain that the third party has not been forthcoming in distributing money, or has given out less cash?

    This is the RK Nagar constituency in Chennai, where a song and dance is taking place over electing J Jayalalithaa's successor. No, this is no kingdom or throne being passed down. On offer is the post of the legislator for the constituency, which Jayalalithaa occupied in 2015 and 2016, until her death last December.

    Radhakrishnan Nagar, named after India's former president and eminent scholar Dr S Radhakrishnan, is a vast spread in North Madras. There is however, nothing scholarly or intellectual about RK Nagar. It is mainly inhabited by fishermen and workers who toil in different factories around the constituency and is home to a large migrant population.

    Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/politics/rk...s-4270129.html
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