Chennai: The ruling AIADMK today slammed the Election Commission decision to order repoll in two polling stations under Salem and Namakkal Parliamentary constituencies, terming it as “against the canons of propriety of the election process”.
“No protests or complaints were registered by any of the political parties or anyone else in respect of both these polling stations.
When this is so, the belated and inexplicable move of the ECI to order a repoll abruptly with less than 48 hours notice does not appear warranted”, AIADMK General Secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said in a letter to Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath.
Further decrying the Commission's decision, she said, “Such delayed actions raise unnecessary apprehensions about the fair conduct of the poll process. Hence it would have been appropriate if such an action had been avoided”.