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Kanimozhi's residence raided by IT, DMK hits out (2nd Lead)

IANS  |  Chennai 

Income Tax officials and the Election Commission's static surveillance team on Tuesday carried out a at the house of DMK candidate K. in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukodi on Tuesday, an said.

"It is normal verification procedure," the IT said.

Kanimozhi, a member, is contesting against the BJP's in the Thootukodi constituency.

Reacting to the development, said that fearing a defeat at the polls, the raid is being conducted to target his party.

"The is trying to show that it is part of the AIADMK-BJP alliance," he said, terming it "murder of democracy".

Polling to all 39 seats in was slated for April 18 in the second stage of the polls. However, on Tuesday, the rescinded the election in Vellore parliamentary constituency on the recommendation of the after a huge haul of cash was found there.



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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 22:38 IST