The DMK on Saturday petitioned the Election Commission alleging that ruling AIADMK was indulging in distribution of money in Sankarankoil (SC) assembly constituency in Tirunelveli district.

In telegrams sent to Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Qureishi and state Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar, DMK MP S. Thangavelu and party advocate K.S. Radhakrishnan alleged ministers camping in the district were distributing money to the voters, in some places with the help of police.

“Police don’t check AIADMK vehicles while we are being subjected to checks in violation of laws,” they said.

Seeking the EC’s intervention in preventing distribution of money, they said it should take all efforts to ensure fair poll in the constituency.

By-election to the Sankarankoil Assembly constituency will take place on March 18.

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