Stalin denies allegation made against him in 2011 polls

DMK Treasurer and then candidate for Kolathur assembly constituency M K Stalin today appeared in Madras High Court in connection with a poll petition filed by AIADMK's Saidai Duraiswamy,

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Chennai, Oct 25: DMK Treasurer and then candidate for Kolathur assembly constituency M K Stalin today appeared in Madras High Court in connection with a poll petition filed by AIADMK's Saidai Duraiswamy, who was his rival candidate in the 2011 polls, and denied all allegations raised against him.

Duraisamy had moved the court alleging that Stalin abused his position as the Deputy Chief Minister then and misused official machinery to win the April 13, 2011 assembly polls.

MK Stalin

Stalin's was examined by his counsel. He denied all the allegations raised by Duraisamy, including the seizure of Rs 1.18 crore from a car by police on April 12, 2011. Duraisamy alleged that the money was arranged by Stalin, won the polls by a margin of 2,739 votes, for distribution to the voters.

Noting that the allegations by Duraisamy that the official machinery, including, police had helped him by not accepting any complaints made against him, Stalin submitted that it was false.

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He also denied another allegation that he spent in excess the sum stipulated by the Election Commission and he used the women self help groups for the distribution of money.

As counsel for Duraiswamy's cross examination of Stalin remained inconclusive, the case was posted for further hearing to November 4.

PTI 

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