Thursday, March 31, 2011
DMK AND EC AT LOGGERHEAD
EC’s strict enforcement of regulations, conducting vehicle checks as part of disallowing illicit money-flow in the poll areas has angered the DMK, and the party’s key, and active cadres feel that such an act is a total impediment to the commercial groups carrying cash for their trade transactions.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president and Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, and key party cadres banged EC with tirade against the Election Commission, and as per the party report the Chief Minister is said to have observed EC as acting in favors of his opponents.(Malai Murasu:Tamil Eveninger:30 March)
But the earlier confirmed sources tell that EC had explained in its common counter filed to
High Court, that its actions and duties were unbiased and fair, to the powers issued as guidelines which could not be questioned. (The Hindu March 29) Madras
“It was the EC's duty to ensure that law and order was maintained, free and fair elections were held and that money power did not affect the operation of democracy” the EC has said.