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Rural civic polls: AIADMK urges TN poll commission to act against DMK men
The main opposition AIADMK on Sunday alleged misuse of government symbols by some DMK workers in Namakkal district to spread falsehood so as to garner votes in the upcoming rural civic polls and urged the TN State Election Commission to initiate action against them.
In a representation to the TNSEC, the AIADMK alleged that in a ward under Namakkal district panchayat, DMK functionaries tried to woo voters by "misusing" government departments and by making a false claim of cash benefit to people if they enrolled themselves in a welfare board.
Such workers of the ruling party are spreading falsehood among the people, the principal opposition party alleged.
This must be immediately stopped and polls should be held in a free and fair manner, AIADMK's legal wing joint secretary R M Babu Murugavel said in the memorandum and submitted video clips to support his party's complaint.
Rural civic polls are scheduled to be held in two phases on October 6 and 9 in nine reconstituted districts of Tamil Nadu.
Polls to local bodies to fill vacancies (casual election) would also be held on October 9 in 28 other districts.