Chennai: The BJP has alleged booth capturing by AIADMK members in Bodinayakanur constituency and demanded the election commission to take appropriate steps to debar the AIADMK candidate and also his party from contesting the poll.
In a memorandum submitted to the Electi-on Commission of India and Chief Electoral Officer here, D. Kuppuramu, state vice president of the BJP, claimed that the AIADMK cadres indulged in poll violence. They had “captured the booth no.74” on the midnight of May 15 and “cast votes.” The BJP members and other party workers who protested against this atrocious act were “brutally attacked.”
Following the incident at Soundeswari middle school near Bodinayakanur post office, the police officers held an inquiry and found that the seals of two EVMs were broken. “They also came to know that AIADMK city secretary A. C. Balamurugan, constituency in-charge Podhu Mani and municipal chairman Palaniraj were directly responsible for the illegal act,” Mr. Kuppuramu claimed and sought stringent action on them.
Also, the party has demanded action on the AIADMK members who had attacked BJP functionary Satyanarayana at the Vincent School, Choolaimedu in the city on the day of poll. Stating that the party’s Thiruvarur constituency booth agent Aadam was brutally attacked by TMMK party men on May 16, resulting in Aadam suffering injuries on his forehead and cheek, Mr. Kuppuramu, asked the EC to initiate action the perpetrators of violence.
The BJP has high hopes of entering the state Assembly in good numbers this time. “The party would prove the poll surveys wrong and would make it to the State Assembly in good numbers,” a BJP senior has said....