Assam Election Phase 3 Voting, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry Assembly Election Phase 1 Voting: Despite the rising temperatures, long queues were seen in various constituencies in Assam, Kerala and Puducherry.
In Tamil Nadu, 3,998 candidates are in fray.
Assam, Puducherry, Kerala, Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021 Voting Percentage: In Tamil Nadu, around 65 per cent voting was recorded till 5 pm. Kerala recorded 70 per cent voting. Assam recorded around over 80 per cent voter turnout while that in Puducherry stood around 77.90 per cent. Polling was largely peacefull in Tamil Nadu with top leaders including AIADMK’s K Palaniswami, O Panneerselvam, DMK chief M K Stalin and celebrities like Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan exercising their franchise.
Top actor Vijay rode a bicycle to the polling booth. No untoward incident was reported. Chief Minister Palaniswami accompanied by his grandson, cast his vote at Siluvampalayam in his native Salem district and urged all people to cast vote. In Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who is contesting from Dharmadam in Kannur, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala (Haripad), Senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy (Puthupally), BJP state president K Surendran, trying his luck from Konni and Manjewswaram and ‘Metroman’ E Sreedharan, (Palakkad) were among those who cast their votes. In Puducherry, former Puducherry CM and Congress leader V. Narayanasamy, NR Congress chief and former Puducherry CM N Rangaswamy and BJP Puducherry President V. Saminathan were among the leaders who cast their votes early today.
Earlier in the day, AIADMK’s Babu Murugavel has filed a complaint against DMK leader and MK Stalin’s son Udhayanidhi Stalin for violating Model Code of Conduct. Udhayanidhi Stalin today went to voter while wearing a shirt with party logo. Polling is underway in 444 Assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam, Puducherry. Of the seats going to polls, 234 are in Tamil Nadu, 40 assembly seats in Assam, 140 seats in Kerala and 30 seats in Puducherry.
Assembly Election 2021 Polls: Assam Assembly Election Phase 3 Voting Live, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu Assembly Election Phase 1 Polling
In Tamil Nadu, the name of Sasikala, which figured in the Thousand Lights Assembly constituency in Chennai, was deleted, N Raja Senthoor Pandian said. The name of V K Sasikala, confidante of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, has been 'removed' from the voters list and it is an 'injustice,' her legal counsel said here on Monday. She was sad about it and legal action would be initiated against the official responsible, he said. She was previously a resident of Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence, which was taken over by the AIADMK government for converting it into a memorial.