Polling in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore Lok Sabha constituency was cancelled on Tuesday in wake of the seizure of a huge haul of cash by Income Tax officials from a cement warehouse belonging to a DMK functionary earlier this month.
“Accepting the recommendation of Election Commission dated April 14, 2019, the President is pleased to rescind election to Vellore Parliamentary Constituency, Tamil Nadu to elect a member to Lok Sabha,” an official statement said.
Reacting to the development, DMK President M.K. Stalin said it has been done to defame his party, while DMK Treasurer Duraimurugan, whose son D.M. Kathir Anand is the party’s candidate from the Vellore constituency, called it a “murder of democracy”.