Rs 13 Lakh Cash Recovered In Chennai's RK Nagar Which Goes To Polls On Thursday

RK Nagar witnesses a triangular contest between the AIADMK, the DMK and sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran who is contesting as an Independent. The BJP is contesting the by-polls too.

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Rs 13 Lakh Cash Recovered In Chennai's RK Nagar Which Goes To Polls On Thursday

RK Nagar witnesses a triangular contest (Representational Image)

Chennai:  In its largest recovery of unaccounted cash in poll-bound RK Nagar, Chennai Police today seized close to Rs 13 lakh from a physiotherapy centre. Officials say the cash was meant to be distributed to voters. "We are investigating who is behind this. We've recovered cash from multiple locations as well. But the 13 lakh one is the largest recovery yet," a senior police officer told NDTV.

By-polls to RK Nagar, twice represented by late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa were cancelled in April after videos emerged showing cash being paid to voters and seizure of documents by Income Tax officials from the residence of health minister C Vijaybaskar suggested payment of 89 crore to voters by ministers and Chief Minister E Palaniswami. The AIADMK had denied the charges. 

RK Nagar witnesses a triangular contest between the AIADMK, the DMK and sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran who is contesting as an Independent. The BJP is contesting the by-polls too. 

Chief Minister E Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam, who fought against each other in April, have now patched up and have retrieved the party's two leaves symbol. They've fielded the AIADMK's Presidium Chairman Madhusudanan.

The AIADMK and TTV Dhinakaran are fighting for Jayalalithaa's legacy. The DMK calls this a referendum on the performance of E Palaniswami's government. It has fielded Marudhu Ganesh, a little known lawyer. 

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