Ahead of counting, DMK's demands to EC

The main opposition party in Tamil Nadu, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has submitted a petition to Chief Electoral Officer seeking additional protection to all the counting centres on May 23. The petition was filed by DMK's Sriperumbudur Lok Sabha candidate T R Baalu.Reports also said the party has asked the ECI to give the details about the percentage of vote registered in each table after the the counting is over.

It may be recalled that the DMK on Saturday complained to the Election Commission that Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK was allegedly distributing money to voters in one of the four Assembly constituency where bypolls will be held on Sunday.

In its complaint, the DMK said: "AIADMK party-men are illegally distributing money to the voters of Ottapidaram Assembly constituency, in a full-fledged manner, from AIADMK's Thoothukudi district Office, situated outside the territorial limit of Ottapidaram constituency."