Caught On Camera
ADMK has released video footage of MK Stalin handing over cash to voters in Thirumangalam. If it can be established that this is indeed genuine video taken during the past few days, it could be a major setback to the DMK's plan to win the keenly-watched Thirumangalam by-election.
Tamil Nadu Local Administration Minister and Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) leader MK Stalin has allegedly been caught on tape distributing money to voters ahead of by-elections in Tirumangalam.The video shows Stalin distributing money but the DMK denied it claiming the recording is not recent or from Tirumangalam but a party function.However, AIADMK maintained that DMK has been involved in bribing voters. (Link)
The Election Commission springs into action while Stalin maintains that he is innocent.
Taking a serious view of an incident covered by the print and electronic media of distribution of money by M.K. Stalin, Tamil Nadu Local Administration Minister, and some supporters of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in Thirumangalam on January 3, the Election Commission has ordered the registration of a case against him.Reacting to the allegation that he distributed money for soliciting votes, Mr. Stalin said: “It was a gift to a new- born baby… we have evidence to prove this point.” (Link)