'Democracy is alive', AIADMK MP Sasikala Pusha after EC cancels R K Nagar bypolls
Expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa appreciated the election commission's decision to countermand R K Nagar bypoll. The MP who had also filed complaints with the election commission on election malpractices within AIADMK as well as during campaigning in R K Nagar bypoll, claimed that the decision proved that democracy was alive in the country.
"This election was not being handled in a fair manner that is why the Election Commission of India intervened. Constitutionally, it has proved that our democracy is alive. I appreciate the EC's decision. This yet again proved that India is the largest democracy," Sasikala Pushpa said.
The election commission decided to call off the bypoll in R K Nagar constituency where the assembly seat fell vacant after Jayalalithaa's death. Amid allegations of crores of rupees being spent on bribing voters, the election commission countermanded the bypoll that was to take place on April 12.