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Kerala Polls: Voting Concludes With 74% Turnout Till 7pm

Catch all the live updates from the polling in the Kerala Assembly elections here.

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A voter turnout of 73.58 percent was recorded in Kerala till 7:00 pm as voting concluded in the state on Tuesday, 6 April. All of the state's 140 constituencies voted in a single phase on Tuesday, with 957 candidates in the fray.

Meanwhile, tensions prevailed as four CPI(M) workers were allegedly assaulted by BJP workers, in Thiruvananthapuram's Kattayikonam. Police are also said to have detained CPI(M) workers.

Superstar Mammootty cast his vote at the Ponnurunni CKS School in Kochi, Ernakulam district in Kerala with his wife Sulfath, around 11.30 am on Tuesday.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan cast his vote in Kannur's Pinarayi. "People have been with the LDF government always. The people stand with the LDF, despite all odds. We will close the account of BJP in Nemom... Ayyapan (Sabarimala) and all the Gods are with those who work for the people. They are with LDF," he said.

Snapshot
  • The UDF’s candidate from Nemom, K Muraleedharan, said that the BJP will not get a single seat in Kerala. “We will close the BJP’s account in Kerala.”
  • Casting his vote in Thiruvananthapuram, Congress’ Shashi Tharoor pointed to the high turnout and said the “UDF will prevail”
  • Key candidates from the ruling LDF government include CM Pinarayi Vijayan, KK Shailaja, Kadakampally Surendran, MM Mani, and KK Jaleel
  • Prominent leaders in the fray from the Opposition include Ramesh Chennithala, former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, K Muraleedharan, PT Thomas, and Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan
  • Apart from Sreedharan, other key BJP leaders include K Surendran, Shobha Surendran, and Rajya Sabha members Suresh Gopi and K J Alphons

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7:47 PM , 06 Apr

73.58% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 7:00 PM

Catch all the live updates from the polling in the Kerala Assembly elections here.

This is provisional data and may be updated again shortly.

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6:11 PM , 06 Apr

71.4 % Voter Turnout Recorded Till 6:00 PM

Catch all the live updates from the polling in the Kerala Assembly elections here.

This is provisional data and may be updated again shortly.

5:28 PM , 06 Apr

70.1% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 5:00 PM

Catch all the live updates from the polling in the Kerala Assembly elections here.

This is provisional data and may be updated again shortly.

5:17 PM , 06 Apr

'BJP Wanted to Create Tension in Kattayikonam': Kerala MLA

Member of Kerala Legislative Assembly Kadakampally Surendran, in a press conference alleged that BJP wanted to create tension in Kattayikonam.

“They (BJP) have been targeting Kattayikonam for long. CPI(M) workers have been following law and order. But instead of helping them, the police attacked party workers including DYFI block president. I want election commission and DGP to enquire into the incident”.
Kadakampally Surendran
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Published: 06 Apr 2021, 7:14 AM IST
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