Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021: Voting date and time, key candidates, constituency list, opinion poll – All You Need to Know

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Updated: Apr 05, 2021 6:46 PM

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 Full Schedule, TN Election 2021 Voting Date and TimeTamil 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 Constituency List:

Alandur                            Alangudi                              Alangulam
Ambasamudram             Ambattur                              Ambur
Anaikattu                        Andipatti                             Anna Nagar
Anthiyur                         Arakkonam                           Arani
Aranthangi                    Aravakurichi                         Arcot
Ariyalur                         Aruppukkottai                       Athoor
Attur                             Avadi                                     Avanashi (SC)
Bargur                           Bhavani                                 Bhavanisagar
Bhuvanagiri                   Bodinayakanur                    Chengalpattu
Chengam                      Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni           Cheyyar
Cheyyur                          Chidambaram                          Coimbatore (North)
Coimbatore (South)        Colachel                                 Coonoor
Cuddalore                    Cumbum                               Dharapuram (SC)
Dharmapuri                    Dindigul                             Dr.Radhakrishnan Nagar
Edappadi                        Egmore                             Erode (East
Erode (West)                  Gandharvakottai              Gangavalli
Gingee                            Gobichettipalayam          Gudalur
Gudiyattam                     Gummidipoondi               Harbour
Harur                             Hosur                                 Jayankondam
Jolarpet                         Kadayanallur                        Kalasapakkam
Kallakurichi                   Kancheepuram                    Kangayam
Kanniyakumari             Karaikudi                              Karur
Katpadi                        Kattumannarkoil(SC)             Kavundampalayam
Killiyoor                       Kilpennathur                          Kilvaithinankuppam
Kilvelur                        Kinathukadavu                        Kolathur
Kovilpatti                     Krishnagiri                              Krishnarayapuram
Kulithalai                     Kumarapalayam                     Kumbakonam
Kunnam                      Kurinjipadi                            Lalgudi
Madathukulam           Madavaram                          Madurai Central
Madurai East              Madurai North                     Madurai South
Madurai West             Madurantakam                    Maduravoyal
Mailam                        Manachanallur                      Manamadurai
Manapparai                 Mannargudi                        Mayiladuthurai
Melur                          Mettuppalayam                    Mettur
Modakkurichi             Mudhukulathur                     Musiri
Mylapore                    Nagapattinam                       Nagercoil
Namakkal                   Nanguneri                           Nannilam
Natham                      Neyveli                                 Nilakkottai
Oddanchatram           Omalur                                  Orathanadu
Ottapidaram              Padmanabhapuram                Palacode
Palani                         Palayamkottai                         Palladam
Pallavaram                  Panruti                                     Papanasam
Pappireddippatti         Paramakudi                             Paramathi-Velur
Pattukkottai                  Pennagaram                        Perambalur
Perambur                    Peravurani                             Periyakulam
Perundurai                  Pollachi                                 Polur
Ponneri                       Poompuhar                           Poonamallee
Pudukkottai                Radhapuram                         Rajapalayam
Ramanathapuram      Ranipet                                   Rasipuram
Rishivandiyam            Royapuram                            Saidapet
Salem (North)            Salem (South)                         Salem (West)
Sankarankovil             Sankarapuram                        Sankari
Sattur                         Senthamangalam                    Sholavandan
Sholingur                   Shozhinganallur                       Singanallur
Sirkazhi                      Sivaganga                                 Sivakasi
Sriperumbudur           Srirangam                                Srivaikuntam
Srivilliputhur               Sulur                                        Tambaram
Tenkasi                        Thalli                                        Thanjavur
Thirumangalam          Thirumayam                              Thiruparankundram
Thiruporur                   Thiruthuraipoondi                    Thiruvaiyaru
Thiruvallur                   Thiruvarur                                Thiruverumbur
Thiruvidaimarudur          Thiru-Vi-Ka-Nagar                Thiruvottiyur
Thiyagarayanagar          Thondamuthur                       Thoothukkudi
Thousand Lights            Thuraiyur                                 Tindivanam
Tiruchendur                   Tiruchengodu                         Tiruchirappalli (East)
Tiruchirappalli (West      Tiruchuli                                  Tirukkoyilur
Tirunelveli                      Tirupattur                                Tiruppattur
Tiruppur (North)            Tiruppur (South)                      Tiruttani
Tiruvadanai                    Tiruvannamalai                         Tittagudi (SC)
Udhagamandalam          Udumalaipettai                       Ulundurpettai
Usilampatti                     Uthangarai                              Uthiramerur
Valparai                          Vandavasi                                Vaniyambadi
Vanur                              Vasudevanallur                       Vedaranyam
Vedasandur                    Veerapandi                              Velachery
Vellore                            Veppanahalli                           Vikravandi
Vilathikulam                   Vilavancode                            Villivakkam
Villupuram                     Viralimalai                                Virudhunagar
Virugampakkam             Vridhachalam                          Yercaud

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.

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