Chennai: The DMK has sought appropriate reforms in the functioning of the election commission especially in appointing Chief Election Commissioner and Chief Electoral Officer so as to ensure the election commission functioned totally in an autonomous manner free from any political interference.
The DMK which met with its organising secretary R. S. Bharathi in the chair and also the participation of senior advocate P. Wilson, has called upon the Centre to enact legislation in the Parliament to make the election commission completely independent and impartial in functioning on the lines of the Lok Ayuktha.
“Our party chief M. K. Stalin has already stressed the need for reforms in election commission. Accordingly, the party demands a legislation in the Parliament to make the Election Commission really autonomous and impartial,” a resolution adopted at the meeting on Saturday said.
Immediately after the annulment of the Lok Sabha election at Vellore constituency, following the recovery of crores of rupees allegedly meant for distribution to voters, Mr. Stalin lashed out at the EC for being biased and stressed the need for reforms in the commission.
Also, the party urged the Chief Electoral Officer to verify the votes recorded in the VVPATs....