Chennai by-polls: BJP files complaint against opposition, ruling for distributing money

| Updated: Apr 05, 2017 21:57 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Apr. 5 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Tamilisai Soundararajan on Wednesday filed a complaint with the state CEO Rajesh Lakhoni over money distribution by the ruling and opposition parties ahead of by-polls in Chennai's R.K. Nagar constituency. Earlier on Sunday, the Election Commission of India (ECI) ordered mass transfer of revenue officials and police. The commission directed the transfer of all poll-related officials upto the Assistant Returning Officers rank in the revenue side and from inspectors to additional commissioners of the police department. The massive transfers are considered a rare measure taken by the Commission after the review of poll preparations by the Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha in Chennai recently. On poll day, all the polling stations will be covered with central forces and will have web-casting in all booths - inside and outside the booths and proceedings outside the booth will be seen by general public. Services of IAS/IPS probationers from the state will also be pressed into service. (ANI)