Petitioner P Dhamayanthi, an advocate, had alleged that ruling partymen distributed money to voters and the Chief Electoral Officer himself had acknowledged that money was distributed to voters ahead of April 24 polling.
Dismissing the PIL, a vacation bench comprising Justice S Manikumar and Justice T S Sivagnanam said the court had no jurisdiction to deal with such matters.

"The petitioner's case rests upon certain press reports published in various magazines and newspapers.

They alone cannot be the basis for declaring elections unconstitutional. No relief can be granted," the judges said.


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