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“Injustice”: VK Sasikala Name Deleted From Voter List, May Sue Officials


Her counsel stated VK Sasikala was unhappy about her title being dropped from the voting checklist.

Chennai:

The title of VK Sasikala, the confidante of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, has been “removed” from the voters’ checklist with out her information and it’s an “injustice”, she has stated by means of her authorized counsel. She was unhappy about it and authorized motion can be initiated in opposition to officers accountable, her lawyer stated yesterday. Tamil Nadu goes to the polls at present.

A senior ballot officer, talking to NDTV, put the onus on the 66-year-old for dropping her likelihood to vote this time. “There is no conspiracy in this. It was her responsibility to ensure that her name is added,” the electoral officer stated.

Ms Sasikala’s title had earlier figured in Chennai’s Thousand Lights Assembly constituency, her counsel N Raja Senthoor Pandian stated, in keeping with a PTI report. She was beforehand a resident of Ms Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence, which was transformed right into a memorial by the AIADMK authorities.

Sometime after her launch from jail in January, Ms Sasikala had stated she would keep off politics. She had served a four-year sentence in a disproportionate belongings case, of which the late Chief Minister, too, was convicted.

On attending to know of her title going lacking, Mr Pandian apprised the Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo of the matter. He was allegedly advised by the official that the deadline to make inclusions or deletions had expired, PTI reported.

Ms Sasikala’s counsel requested why a discover on the deletion was not despatched to her despite the fact that official communication from different arms of the federal government was being addressed to the Parapana Agrahara Prison in Bengaluru.

Mr Sahoo replied saying it was not clear who was answerable for this. However, any course of associated to the matter might now be taken up solely after the fruits of the election course of, Mr Pandian was advised, in keeping with the company report.

The counsel knowledgeable Mr Sahoo that authorized motion can be initiated in opposition to the official accountable, PTI reported.

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