RK Nagar by-poll: Slippers thrown at CR Saraswati, man arrested for distributing money

As the fight over the seat started, AIADMK spokesperson CR Saraswathi, who was campaigning at the 42nd ward in support of VK Sasikala's nephew and party deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran, had slippers and tomatoes thrown at her.

The whole of Tamil Nadu is concentrating on the upcoming RK Nagar by-election, which is now being considered as the zone that will decide the future course of politics in the state.

As the fight over the seat started, AIADMK spokesperson CR Saraswathi, who was campaigning at 42nd ward in support of VK Sasikala's nephew and party deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran, had slippers and tomatoes thrown at her.

Saraswathi was heard screaming, "You are throwing stones and slippers at me. Is this right? We've come to ask for your votes but you're throwing slippers at us!"

Team EPS and team OPS have been hurling allegations at one another, with Dinakaran accusing the rebel party faction led by O Panneerselvam of manipulating its poll symbol of electricity pole as 'two leaves'. Not to be outdone, team OPS blamed team EPS of distributing money for votes.

And in support to the claim by team OPS, a man was yesterday arrested for distributing money for vote, and what apparently gave him away was his flashy 'hat' (symbol for team EPS) carrying the AIADMK flag's colour.

Already many videos have gone viral on social media where people had altercation with such money distributors.

PROMISES MADE

Dhinakaran, the candidate from team EPS for the by-elections, has promised people that should he win, 57,000 house would be constructed for RK Nagar residents.

Team OPS, which is fielding Madhusudhanan as its candidate, has on the other hand promised a judicial inquiry into Jayalalitha's death within a week of their victory, and to also turn the late TN Chief Minister's house into a memorial.

When asked how their promises are related to RK Nagar victory, they said that who ever wins the by-poll, will control the party and by the government.

Watch Video: Sasikala's nephew Dhinakaran files nomination for RK Nagar by-poll

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