‘No connection with candidate’: Grocery shop owner in Tamil Nadu turns away voters hoping to encash Rs 2000 token

It’s not unusual for some voters to really feel cheated by politicians who fail to maintain their election guarantees. However in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, it didn’t take lengthy for voters to grasp that they’ve been taken for a trip.

Round 200 folks queued exterior a grocery store in Kumbakonam city on Wednesday morning, the day after Meeting polls ended within the state, hoping to encash the Rs 2000 tokens issued to them, allegedly by an area candidate. Nevertheless, the shop proprietor, Sheik Mohammed, needed to flip them away claiming that his store has no connection to the candidate.

Kumbakonam, cash tokens The Rs. 2000 token which was issued to the voters.

With many refusing to go away, police needed to be known as in to disperse the crowds. Sheik has even put up posters exterior his retailer. “We’ve got no reference to the tokens issued by the candidate, we don’t take any accountability for the tokens,” they learn.

An inquiry into the incident has revealed that Kanagaraj, an Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) functionary, was allegedly concerned within the distribution of the tokens. The Kumbakonam (East) police have registered an FIR in opposition to Kanagaraj and is additional probing the case.

Scroll to Top