Obviously, by the above confession, Chief Election Commissioner expresses his inability to ensure fair poll, which make one wonder as to what is the Chief Election Commissioner for ?
Bribing of voters has become the order of the day in several states including Tamil Nadu. Several such instances have been brought to the notice of Election Commission during the elections but it has often ignored them fearing the politicians. This is so, since Election Commissioners owe their positions to the politicians.
To cut the long story short, one instance is enough to show the weak approach of the Election Commission. A notorious by election in Tamil took place in Tirumangalam a few years back, when money was distributed openly to the voters. The then Chief Election Commissioner himself admitted this disgusting scenario but he did not move ahead to countermand the poll. Obviously, he lacked the courage of conviction , inspite of the fact that the Election Commission is a constitutional body with great responsibility.
Now, in Tamil Nadu politicians use the term "Tirumangalam formula" ,as one sure method for winning election.