DMK leaders M Karunanidhi and MK Stalin voted early on polling day. Both the party leaders also criticised the ruling party for distribution of cash for votes, and said that the Election Commission should take more action against those distributing money.
Karunanidhi said that thus far the Election Commission’s actions had been fairly satisfactory. He said that while money distribution had been curbed in many instances, the question before the people was whether the EC would take action in those cases where money had been seized.
On the DMK’s prospects in the election, the party supremo said, “Our winning chances are very bright… We will win the required number of seats to form the government."
DMK treasurer, MK Stalin, who arrived to vote along with his wife Durga and son Udayanidhi Stalin, said that he was confident that except Jayalalithaa’s RK Nagar constituency, the AIADMK would lose in all other constituencies.
On the polls being postponed in two constituencies, he said, “This is something the EC should have done long ago,” and added that a CBI enquiry should be conducted into cash distribution. He also said that similar actions should be carried out in all constituencies and not just in two constituencies.
“No amount of money can change the anti-AIADMK mood of the people,” he also said.