Tamilnadu Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo has said that VVPAT machines will be installed in all stations. Speaking to the media in Chennai, he said, 1,55,102 Electronic Voting Machines 1,14,205 Control Units and 1,20,807 VVPATS will be installed in the state.
The CEO said that 89,195 government employees on poll duty will be exercising their franchise through postal ballots. He said that the flying squads had seized Rs. 319 crore worth cash, gold and silver without documents. Mr Sahoo told that ex servicemen and retired policemen will be emp flying squads static surveillance team, IT department are operating in full measure. A total amount of Rs 147 crore cash has been seized by the flying squads and the IT department. More than one lakh 89 thousand litres of liquor valued at two crores were seized by the state prohibition and excise department. Tobacco and Ganja worth more than one crore was seized by the Police authorities. Eight hundred kilograms of gold, silver and other metals worth more than Rs 150 crore was seized. More than 16 crore worth cookers, laptops and sarees which was to be given for distribution was also seized.
With regard to DMK MP A Raja’s verbal attack on Mr Palanisamy said that a report would be submitted to the Election Commission. In another development today, Mr A Raja extended apology to the remarks. Earlier yesterday the central Crime Branch registered a case against A Raja for his verbal attack on Mr Palanisamy.