In her letter to the Election Observer for the bypoll, BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan alleged that her party's campaign team were attacked by AIADMK workers and accused both AIADMK and DMK of violating the model code.

"Hence, the election, which is scheduled to be held on February 13, should be postponed," she said. Alleging that the BJP candidate's convoy was attacked by AIADMK workers, she said the police remained "mute spectators."
The Election Commission "did not take any concrete action against them," she said.

Soundararajan alleged that AIADMK and DMK had deployed their men from across the state for campaigning and many unauthorised vehicles were being used.
She sought more paramilitary forces into the area. "Unless corrective measures are taken and latest voters list is published after removing 9000 bogus voters, free and fair election could not be possible in Srirangam," she said.

Eight persons were injured and two vehicles damaged when a clash erupted between AIADMK and BJP workers at Melatheru in the constituency on Sunday.

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