President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday, 16 April, rescinded the election to the Vellore parliamentary constituency in Tamil Nadu, accepting the recommendation of the EC dated 14 April, the poll body said in a statement.

Earlier reports had suggested that the election in the constituency would be cancelled over excess use of money power, in the wake of cash seizures from DMK leaders over the last two weeks.

At least Rs 11.5 crore cash was seized from a warehouse in the constituency, with the seat scheduled to go to polls on 18 April.

While the Election Commission has recommended cancellation of Lok Sabha polls in Vellore, it is unclear if the bypolls in the two Assembly seats under the same constituency, Ambur and Gudiyattam, will also be cancelled, reported The Indian Express.