Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021 Full Schedule, Voting Date and Time: The assembly election in Tamil Nadu will be held in a single phase for 234 assembly constituencies.
Tamil Nadu Election 2021: There are over 6.28 crore eligible voters who will elect 234 members from the 3,998 candidates contesting the elections.
Tamil Nadu (TN) Assembly Election 2021 Full Schedule, Voting Date, Candidates List: The high-voltage campaign for Tamil Nadu assembly elections concluded yesterday with the NDA and DMK-Congress putting an all-out effort to woo the voters. Leaders, including Palaniswami, MK Stalin hit the campaign trail yesterday while national leaders like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi also toured the state for the respective ruling and opposition alliances. AIADMK is part of the NDA, the other constituents being the BJP, PMK and some local outfits. DMK is contesting the polls in alliance with 12 parties including Congress followed by the AIADMK which has joined hands with 9 parties. Kamal Hassan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) and TTV Dhinakaran’s party Amma Makala Munnetra Kazagam (AMMK) are contesting Tamil Nadu polls in alliance with some regional parties. Here are some key details for Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021:
Tamil Nadu Assembly Election Date and Time: The assembly election in Tamil Nadu will be held in a single phase on April 6. The polling will begin at 7 am and will close at 6 pm.
Tamil Nadu Assembly Election Number of Voters: There are over 6.28 crore eligible voters who will elect 234 members from the 3,998 candidates contesting the elections. This includes 3.18 crore women, 3.08 crore men and over 7,200 transgenders. The number of women voters are more than men voters and this is why the parties have been trying to woo the women voters. The Shozhinganallur Assembly constituency in Chengalpattu district has the highest number of voters with 6,94,845 electors, while Chennai’s Harbour Assembly constituency has the lowest number of voters with 1,76,272 electors. There are as many as 8,97,694 new voters in the age group of 18-19 years.
Tamil Nadu Assembly Election key candidates and constituencies: A total of 3,998 candidates are in the fray for the Tamil Nadu assembly elections. Key candidates include incumbent Chief Minister K Palaniswami from Edappadi Assembly constituency, Deputy CM O Panneerselvam from the Bodinayakkanur constituency, DMK President MK Stalin from the Kolathur constituency, his son Udhayanidhi Stalin from Chepauk-Tiruvalliken constituency, former AIADMK leader and AMMK founder TTV Dhinakaran from Kovilpatti assembly constituency, actor-turned politicians and Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan from Coimbatore South, Naam Tamizhar Katchi leader Seeman from Thiruvottiyur and BJP state unit chief L Murugan from Dharapuram and BJP’s Khushboo Sundar from Thousands Lights constituency.
Tamil Nadu Assembly Election Opinion polls: Opinion polls for Tamil Nadu have predicted a victory for the opposition. The Congress-DMK alliance under MK Stalin may return to power after 10 years by winning 158 seats while the NDA will get just 65. Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) of Kamal Haasan may win around 5 seats while Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) of TTV Dhinakaran may settle for 3 seats.
Tamil Nadu Assembly Election Covid protocol: Voters, polling staff and security officials will have to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Thermal screening of voters will be conducted at the polling station. The election commission has made adequate arrangements in wake of COVID-19.