There have been Income Tax raids in houses of many political big shots irrespective of whether they belong to DMK or ADMK across Tamil Nadu.
A DMK cadre in Madurai has been arrested who was found with the voters’ list and money for distribution. Many ADMK cadres’ houses have been raided.
2380 cookers that were brought in a container truck without proper documents were seized in Mailam near Villupuram.
The I-T raid that was conducted in the house of Stalin’s daughter in Neelankarai, Chennai was highly debated. There is no necessity to look into this as a political issue.
Because there was a raid at the residence of Deputy Chief Minister and ADMK candidate for Bodinayakanur constituency O Panneerselvam’s assistant.
If we critique that these raids are being done with a political intention, then it will ultimately pave the way for the free flow of money.
There is a sense of fear that the whole process of election has changed from being ideology-centric to that of a corporate business.
We say that giving and getting bribes is an offence. But we cannot easily claim that giving and getting money for votes is an offence in India where a major sect of the population is below the poverty line.
The political parties do not trade the votes but the people. It can be said with no doubt that the elections are the source of corruption