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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Polling in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore may be scrapped after cash haul

The Election Commission is likely to cancel the Lok Sabha poll in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore after about ~11 crore in cash was seized from a building linked to a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) candidate, a person aware of the developments said on Monday. Based on a report from the chief electoral officer of Tamil Nadu, the election watchdog will on Tuesday take a call on whether the election in Vellore needs to be countermanded, the person quoted above said on condition of anonymity. The EC will take a call on whether the election atmosphere has been vitiated, the person added. “It is meant to threaten us,” he said shortly after the cash was seized in Vellore. If the election in Vellore is cancelled, this will not be the first instance of polls being countermanded on bribery charges in the state in the recent past.

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