The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and its allies would sweep the ensuing Assembly elections as it was evident that the people felt the need for a change, said State secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist) G.Ramakrishnan.

Addressing an election meeting at Arumanai in Kanyakumari district on Friday, he said that people had been disenchanted by the present Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government and hence wanted a change. It would be reflected in the coming election.

The CPI (M) was appreciating efforts being taken by the Election Commission to prevent political parties from distributing money and other gifts to people in return for their votes. The Election Commission had also been appreciated by the Supreme Court since it was functioning in an unbiased manner. Despite the EC preventing distribution of money, some political parties had been trying to distribute money to voters, he said.

The government should withdraw Private Forest Act for the benefit of tribal people in Kanyakumari district. .

The candidate of Vilavancode Assembly segment, R. Leema Rose, was working for the welfare of people for the past 15 years, he said and appealed to the voters to cast their votes in favour of the CPI(M).

State executive committee member S. Noor Mohammad, district secretary Murugesan, former MP A.V.Bellarmine and others participated in the meeting.

The Election Commission has been appreciated by Supreme Court

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