Election Commission has cancelled tha by-elections in Chennai's RK Nagar constituency - to be held on Wednesday, April 12, following the surface of the allegation cash for votes. Tax raids in Chennai found money was distributed to voters. The electoral process has been "seriously vitiated" by parties through use of money power, reports indicated.
The by-poll for RK Nagar was to be hled consequent to the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who represented it for two terms. The decision was made by Chief Election Commissioner, Nasim Zaidi, and other senior EC officials after examining relevant reports.