The Election Commission on April 9 cancelled the RK Nagar election after alleged misuse of power leaving the Sasikala Natarajan camp fuming. While cancelling the polls, the election commission affirmed that the situation unfavourable to hold elections.
While TTV Dinakaran asserted that the election commission had taken a wrong decision and there was no need to cancel the election adding that EC did not want him to win, most of the parties welcomed the move.
EC cancels rk nagar by election.,
but not disqualifying the candidate responsible.
An impotent #ElectionCommission
— Janakiraman (@periyakulam) April 10, 2017
Some got creative
At 4,000 rupees per voter, might as well rename RK Nagar to 4K Nagar.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) April 10, 2017
Some urged the Tamil Nadu government to take the tamil Nadu farmers issue cognisance instead of indulging in bribery.
— Navinkumar (@anavinkumar) April 10, 2017
Some hailed the decision
Elections cancelled for the first time because of money distribution. What a record for me! I am proud of my achievement. #rknagar
— TTV Dinakaran. not (@dinakaran) April 10, 2017
Most of them lashed out the discrepancy
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) April 9, 2017
— #Intolerant ______ (@goyalsanjeev) April 9, 2017
— veni ashok__ (@veniashok) March 31, 2017
— DEEPA SINGH (@DeepaSinghSays) April 9, 2017
– SidduSays_ (@SidduSays) April 9, 2017
— EmmGeeKay (@krishgopi23) March 31, 2017
Meanwhile, DMK’s MK Stalin has demanded a probe into the entire episode.