Jaya Alleges DMK Spent Rs 5,000 Cr In TN PollsChennai, Apr 13 : AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa today alleged that the ruling DMK distributed largesse to the tune of nearly Rs 5,000 crores in the current Assembly elections, but she was confident that her party
Chennai, Apr 13 : AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa today alleged that the ruling DMK distributed largesse to the tune of nearly Rs 5,000 crores in the current Assembly elections, but she was confident that her party would win the polls.
Speaking to a news channel, Jayalalithaa said the sum of Rs 50 crore seized by Election Commission was just the top of an iceberg.
She alleged that the DMK was flush with funds and had been distributing money, alochol and even recharge coupons to garner votes.
PTI adds: Jayalalithaa said, the state government had refused to pay the daily allowance to security personnel on poll duty and alleged that the ruling DMK might create violence in the event of their absence.
Speaking to reporters after casting her vote at a polling station here, she appealed to the Election Commission to take cognisance of the issue and act accordingly.
"I have got information that the Chief Secretary is going to refuse or has already refused to pay the daily allowance of Rs 300 to the security personnel who are in Tamil Nadu for the Assembly polls", Jayalalithaa said.
"The Election Commission should take cognisance of this information and act accordingly", she said.
She said since the government refused to pay their allowance, the over one lakh security personnel have planned to go on a strike today.
"Taking this as cover, the DMK men may create violence and can cast bogus votes..., she alleged.
Jayalalithaa, who is contesting from Srirangam constituency, expressed confidence that her party along with alliance parties would win the polls and form the government.