DMK flays Election department for poor awareness programme

DMK flays Election department
Puducherry, April 29: The DMK today accused the Election department here of "miserably failing" to generate awareness about the Lok Sabha polls and right to vote in a coastal village here.

"The poor percentage of polling in Veerampattinam village in the Ariyankuppam Assembly constituency pointed to the ineffective and poor awareness programme the department adopted in the context of the poll held for lone seat here on April 24," said the convener of Puducherry State unit of the DMK M A S Subramanian in a release.

He said only 32 per cent polling was recorded at Veerampattinam because of boycott by villagers to protest "failure" of the government to cater to their housing needs. He said though villagers had announced their decision to boycott the poll two months ago, the department did not initiate effective steps to ensure their participation in the polls.


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