BJP's H. Raja puts obligations on Election Commission; fears defeat

| Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 09:21
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BJP, H. Raja, Election Commission

EC should see before the local body elections that there is not even a single wrongful entry in electoral role

Chennai: Fearing defeat in the Tamil Nadu assembly polls, BJP's national secretary H. Raja on Thursday said that reckless and irresponsible work of the Election Commission was one of the main reasons for low polling percentage this time.
Raja, who is contesting polls from T. Nagar constituency, said the Election Commission should see before the local body elections that there is not even a single wrongful entry or omission in the electoral role.
"First they have to rectify themselves, work hard to see that even not one single wrong entry is there, not even one single omission is there in the electoral role and then conduct fair elections," he added.
The BJP leader further said the Election Commission must ensure that a flawless electoral role is prepared and then a fair election is conducted.
Commenting on his party's performance in Tamil Nadu, Raja said the BJP will have modest number of members in the House.
"And our vote percentage would definitely prove that the third largest party in Tamil Nadu is only BJP and not the alliance of smaller parties under Vijayakanth," he said.
AIADMK's Sathyanarayana and DMK's Dr. N.S. Kanimozhi are also in the fray from T. Nagar constituency, which is a popular commercial and residential area in the city.
Meanwhile, the counting of votes for the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu besides Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, and Puducherry has begun.
In Tamil Nadu, the DMK is leading in 13 seats and the AIA DMK in eight constituencies.
The Election Commission has made elaborate arrangements for providing online information of trends and results of counting.
It is expected that the process will be completed within six to seven hours and a final picture will emerge by noon on major players in these states.

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