Election Commission wants Vellore polls cancelled: Money used to influence voters

The total seizures of unaccounted cash, drugs, liquor, precious metal and freebies, purportedly meant to influence voters, stands at Rs 2,550 crore. Vellore is scheduled to go to polls with the rest of Tamil Nadu on April 18. It is based on their inputs that the EC concluded money power was being used to influence voters in the Parliamentary seat. ” The total seizures of unaccounted cash, drugs, liquor, precious metal and freebies, purportedly meant to influence voters, stands at Rs 2,550 crore, of which the highest – Rs 499 crore – is from Tamil Nadu. In the 2014 elections, the EC had confiscated cash, liquor, precious metal and freebies to the tune of Rs 1,200 crore.

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