Shimla, Nov 9 (UNI) About 54 point 09 per cent polling was recorded till 1400 hrs, the State Election Commission said.Chief Electoral Officer Pushpender Rajpoot said barring minor snags in few EVMs, polling began as scheduled in the morning.
This was conducted after reports of alleged tax evasion by the channel and newspaper surfaced.
'But we cannot be threatened with such actions. The official said that the searchers are being conducted as part of the "operation clean money".
"Even if I am arrested and jailed for 20 years, I will come out and serve the state at the age of 74", he remarked. This is a conspiracy to remove me and Sasikala from politics. In all, simultaneous raids have been underway in more than 150 locations in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana and Delhi. Security personnel arrived in large numbers early at Jaya TV office at Ekkaduthangal and stood guard at the entrance.
'Like how JJ TV was crippled, attempts are now being made to stifle Jaya TV too.
"We will evolve a strategy once the raids get over", said a support of Dhinakaran.
He said the Income Tax department will look at the routing of funds within India whereas other agencies will look into the routing of money outside India. Income Tax deparyment should function for the welfare of the people. In all 187 other places in TN are also being raided by the IT department. However, after the party broke into factions led by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam (who later became Deputy Chief Minister after merging his faction with Palaniswami's), and Sasikala and Dinakaran, they promoted only the Sasikala-Dinakaran faction. These raids have been done following the complaint registered against for tax irregularities'. "The raids should be conducted in an unbiased manner", he was quoted as saying by Times Now. Correspondingly, Namadhu MGR is also under the effective control of Sasikala and her community. In nearly all the searches conducted by the department since the demonetisation order came last November, officials of the department had used only department cars.