Elections in Vellore Lok Sabha seat may be cancelled after cash seizures, say reports© firstpost.com

Elections in Vellore Lok Sabha seat may be cancelled after cash seizures, say reports

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The Election Commission has said that no "order" has been issued by it so far regarding cancellation of Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore constituency after reports claimed that it has recommended polls in the seat be cancelled after cash amounting to Rs 11.50 crore was found in a warehouse linked to the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham party's candidate Kadhir Anand.

Vellore Lok Sabha constituency is scheduled to go to polls on 18 April, in the second phase of the General Election. News18 had reported that the poll body had sent its recommendation to President Ram Nath Kovind, who alone has the power to rescind permission for election as he is the one who signs the notification for the Lok Sabha elections.

The Election Commission's recommendation, The Indian Express reported, will be shared with the law ministry for its views on Tuesday. The report held that cancellation of polls in Vellore is a foregone conclusion as the President is traditionally bound to accept the poll body's recommendation in cases like these.