Chinnasamy, contested as an AIADMK candidate in Singanallur constituency, defeated his nearest rival Sounder Rajan in the margin of merely 14 votes. In his petition, Rajan submitted that the counting officials misused their official power and counted most of the postal ballots in favour of Chinnasamy. In his order the judge rejected his plea.
Jan 7, 2009
Madras High Court today upheld the election of AIADMK MLA R Chinnasamy, contested from Singanallur Assembly constituency in Coimbatore District in 2006. Dismissing the election petition filed by defeated CPI(M) candidate Sounder Rajan, Justice C Naggapan said the petitioner failed to prove his charges made against the elected candidate.