TN Elections: Voting Concludes, Turnout at 71.79% Till 7pm
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After days of fierce campaigning by the BJP-backed AIADMK and the DMK-led Opposition, voting concluded in the Tamil Nadu Assembly election on Tuesday, 6 April. A turnout of 71.79 percent was recorded till 7pm.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission has issued notice to DMK leader Udayanithi Stalin over his statement that “Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj died unable to tolerate pressure and torture by PM Narendra Modi”. They have asked him to explain his statement by 5 pm on Wednesday, 7 April.
The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has also filed a complaint against Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (DMK) Udhayanidhi Stalin, alleging poll code violation for wearing a shirt with a party logo. EC officials have noted it was a grey area since the logo on his shirt represented the youth wing symbol and does not match exactly with the party's logo.
- Tamil Nadu reported 71.79% voter turnout till 7 pm
- AIADMK has lodged a complaint against DMK’s Udhayanidhi Stalin alleging poll code violation for wearing a shirt with a party logo
- MNM chief Kamal Haasan has lodged a complaint with the Returning Officer (RO) alleging that money is being distributed to voters of Kempatti colony
- A crowd of around 50 people mobbed the car of DMK Thondamuthur candidate Karthikeya Sivasenapathy, just hours after polling started in Tamil Nadu
- Fourteen people traveling from Tamil Nadu to Kerala’s Idukki were taken into custody after the BJP alleged that they were brought to cast bogus votes in the Assembly polls
- Along with high-profile candidates like Edappadi Palaniswami, O Panneerselvam, MK Stalin, Udhayanidhi Stalin, TTV Dhinakaran, and Kamal Haasan in the fray, BJP’s Khushbu Sundar and K Annamalai, and DMK’s Elango are a few candidates to watch out for
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Tamil Nadu's Voting Percentage Over The Years
- 2021- 71.79% (provisional)
- 2016 - 74.81%
- 2011 - 78.01 %
- 2006 - 70.82%
- 2001 - 59.01%
DMK's Kanimozhi Arrives To Vote
DMK's Kanimozhi Karunanidhi in a PPE suit reaches a voting centre by an ambulance to cast her vote as she had tested COVID positive.
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