As voting progresses, CPI (M) leader MM Mani – with his uncanny knack for courting trouble — has now landed in another controversy, for allegedly smuggling in voters from Tamil Nadu.
According to the allegations, the voters have been brought across the state border in vehicles with Tamil Nadu registration plates at Bodimettu checkpost in Idukki, in a bid to give the Left a much needed fillip over their political rivals in the district.
There is much speculation in the media on whether Mani intended to boost the voting percentage or merely flaunt party strength in the district.
The Congress has reportedly filed a complaint with the state Election Commission in this regard.
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