DMK, allies sweep TN local bodies polls

Wednesday 20th October 2021 07:47 EDT

The DMK-led alliance has cornered a lion’s share of posts in the nine districts where rural local body elections were held last week. After results for almost all posts were declared, the Dravidian major is set to capture all the nine district panchayats and a major chunk of panchayat unions. Significantly, this is the party’s fourth victory under the stewardship of party president and Chief Minister MK Stalin, the others being the Lok Sabha elections and rural local body polls in 2019, and the State Assembly elections held earlier this year. The results are an endorsement of the first five months in office, said Stalin, adding the DMK’s popularity increased in such a short time as the government has performed well. 

More trouble for former CM BSY

The sensational findings of the Income Tax Department during the recent raids in Bengaluru and other places on former CM BS Yediyurappa’s close aide BR Umesh and others is a setback for the BJP veteran, party sources said. During the search operations, undisclosed income of about £75 million was found. Out of this, an amount of £48.7 million has been admitted by the respective group entities as their undisclosed income. Former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has made serious allegations that the IT raids have been conducted on the close aides of Yediyurappa only with an intention of giving him a ‘checkmate’. Yediyurappa, despite being asked to step down from the top post, continues to be a mass leader and has a good hold on BJP legislators. 

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