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Officials search Kanimozhi's residence in TN

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai/New Delhi 

Ahead of the April 18 Lok Sabha polls, election officials Tuesday held searches at the residence of leader in Tuticorin in south from where she is contesting.

sources indicated that the searches were held following "some inputs," but they did not elaborate.

Income Tax officials were also "assisting," the local poll officials, they told

The outcome of the searches were not known immediately.

Following information about the searches, a large number of workers gathered in front of Kanimozhi's house expressing solidarity.

M K in a statement at Chennai said the raids were an outcome of "fear of a damning defeat," for BJP's candidate in Tuticorin.

She is also the BJP's State unit

"This is murder of democracy," said and alleged that has buried the autonomous feature of the through such actions.

The DMK chief said his party would work towards ushering in reforms in the appointments of Chief Election Commissioner, Election Commissioners and State Chief Electoral Officer.

"If needed, we will not hesitate to approach the Supreme Court," he said.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 22:50 IST