Money was being freely distributed by political events amongst voters since yesterday evening, Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan at present alleged as polling proceeded throughout Tamil Nadu for the state’s subsequent Legislative Assembly. In his grievance to the returning officer within the Coimbatore South Constituency, the place he’s contesting from, the veteran actor stated he had proof of electoral malpractices being carried out in ballot cubicles.
“We have certain problems in certain booths. But the main complaint is that a free-for-all distribution is happening all around since yesterday night. They are doing it very deviously and very quickly, so there isn’t enough to call…” Mr Haasan stated, accompanied by his actress-daughter Shruti Haasan.
“We have caught hold of some tokens and some methodology…the modus operandi is very clear. They (election officials) will be looking into it,” he stated.
The 66-year-old clarified that he was not protesting or stopping the polling course of, however was right here to grievance.
Talking to NDTV, his elder daughter, Shruti Haasan, stated she was constructive concerning the election outcomes going by the hassle her father and his occasion had put in.
“I’m just accompanying him (Mr Haasan). I have just come to support him as a daughter. I hope that everything is done in the right way,” Ms Haasan stated.
His MNM is eyeing main beneficial properties within the polls in a state for many years dominated by the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam (AIADMK) and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). Launched lower than three years in the past, the MNM was one of many first off the mark in campaigning for the elections.
In Coimbatore South, he’s going through off the BJP’s Vanathi Srinivasan and the Congress’s Mayura S Jayakumar, amongst others.