Tamil Nadu rural local body election results highlights: DMK set for dominating victory in local body polls, Stalin thanks voters

Tamil Nadu Rural Local Body Poll Results Highlights: The ruling DMK and its alliance is set to register a sweeping victory in rural local body elections held in nine districts.

The ruling DMK and its alliance is set to register a sweeping victory in rural local body elections held in nine districts.

Tamil Nadu Rural Local Body Election Results Highlights: The ruling DMK and its alliance is set to register a sweeping victory in rural local body elections held in nine districts – in an ostensible boost to Chief Minister M K Stalin’s image of a “good governance” delivery. With a little more than 70 per cent of votes counted till late Tuesday evening, DMK was leading in nearly 1,100 seats of the total 1,381 panchayat union wards and all of the 140 district panchayat wards, indicating a likely victory of the ruling alliance.

The counting of votes for rural local body polls, held in two phases in Tamil Nadu on October 6 and October 9, is still underway at 74 centres in nine districts of Tamil Nadu. The polls were held in Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Tenkasi, Vellore, Ranipet, Tiruppatur, Tirunelveli, Villupuram and Kallakurichi. The ruling DMK and AIADMK are the major contenders. AIADMK’s ally the PMK chose to contest on its own from all the nine districts, while another ally the BJP contested alone in Kallakurichi district.

The voter turnout in the first phase of polls was 77.4 per cent while that in the second phase was 78.5 percent, as per Tamil Nadu State Election Commission. According to the poll body, Villupuram witnessed a maximum voter turnout of 83.6 percent and Tirunelveli the lowest of 65 percent. While Kallakurichi saw 82 percent, Ranipet: 75.3, Thirupathur: 73.5, Kancheepuram: 72, Chengalpattu and Tenkasi 70 each, respectively, and Vellore registered 68 percent.

 

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10:57 (IST)13 Oct 2021
Stalin thanks voters, calls victory an endorsement of first five months of his government

MK Stalin has thanked voters for the result and called it an endorsement of the first five months of his party’s government. “We will work even harder… will protect the confidence people have in us. The goodwill for us has increased over the last five months,” he said.

10:04 (IST)13 Oct 2021
DMK set to sweep rural local body polls, leads in nearly 1,100 panchayat union wards

The ruling DMK and its alliance is set to register a sweeping victory in rural local body elections held in nine districts – in an ostensible boost to Chief Minister M K Stalin’s image of a “good governance” delivery.

With a little more than 70 per cent of votes counted till late Tuesday evening, DMK was leading in nearly 1,100 seats of the total 1,381 panchayat union wards and all of the 140 district panchayat wards, indicating a likely victory of the ruling alliance. Votes were being counted at 74 counting centres under CCTV surveillance from Tuesday morning.

22:59 (IST)12 Oct 2021
DMK leads in 88 district panchayat wards, AIADMK in 2

District panchayat wards: Out of 140 seats, DMK leading in 88, AIADMK in two, others 1

Panchayat union wards: Out of 1,381 seats, DMK leading in 353, AIADMK in 59, others in 37

19:42 (IST)12 Oct 2021
BJP candidate reportedly gets only one vote

According to media reports, a candidate, allegedly belonging to BJP, has secured just one vote in the rural local body elections held in the district on October 9, counting for which is underway in Tamil Nadu. D Karthik, who contested from the Kurudampalayam panchayat of Coimbatore district managed to secure only one vote, as per reports.

However, reacting to the media reports, Karthik said that his family’s vote was in another ward and therefore they could not vote for him.

19:40 (IST)12 Oct 2021
DMK claims party leading in 121 District Panchayat Ward member seats, 201 Panchayat Union Ward member seats

According to official Twitter handle of ruling DMK, the party is leading in 121 District Panchayat ward member seats, 201 Panchayat Union ward member seats asper the 4pm update.

17:22 (IST)12 Oct 2021
Leading in 121 District Panchayat Ward member seats, 194 Panchayat Union Ward member seats, claims DMK
‘Leading in 121 seats in District Panchayat Ward member election, in 194 Panchayat Union Ward member seats,’ claims DMK

The DMK has claimed that the party is leading in 121 seats in District Panchayat Ward member election and in 194 seaats in the Panchayat Union ward member election.

16:43 (IST)12 Oct 2021
DMK leads on 144 Panchayat Union ward member seats, 140 Panchayat ward member seats

According to local media updates:

Panchayat Union ward members  –  Of the 1,381 seats, DMK leads in 144 seats, AIADMK leads in 16 seats, others – 15
District Panchayat Ward member – Of the 140 seats, DMK leads in 58 seats, AIADMK leads in three seats

14:01 (IST)12 Oct 2021
DMK leads in 99 panchayat union ward member seats, AIADMK leads in 17

DMK leads in 99 panchayat union ward member seats, AIADMK leads in 17 panchayat union ward member seats. 

12:56 (IST)12 Oct 2021
DMK leads in 71 panchayat union ward member seats

DMK leads in 71 panchayat union ward member seats, AIADMK leads in 13 panchayat union ward member seats.

11:48 (IST)12 Oct 2021
DMK leads in 11 panchayat ward member seats

DMK leads in 11 of the 140 district panchayat ward member seats and in 20 of the 1,381 panchayat union ward member seats.

11:03 (IST)12 Oct 2021
DMK leads in 20 panchayat union ward member seats

DMK leading in 11 of the 140 district panchayat ward member seats and in 20 of the 1,381 panchayat union ward member seats. 

11:01 (IST)12 Oct 2021
DMK leading in six of 1,381 panchayat union ward member seats

DMK is leading in six of the 1,381 panchayat union ward member seats. DMK’s P Bhuvaneswari elected unupposed from Ward 13 in Kallakurichi district, K Govindaraju elected unopposed from ward 5 in Kallakurichi . 

10:47 (IST)12 Oct 2021
DMK leading in three of the 140 district panchayat ward member seats

DMK leading in three of the 140 district panchayat ward member seats. 

09:38 (IST)12 Oct 2021
Results to be declared online on TNSEC official website

Tamil Nadu State Election Commission will declare the results for the rural local body polls on its website tnsec.tn.nic.in as and when the results are declared. 

09:13 (IST)12 Oct 2021
Counting at Katpadi centre delayed

The counting process at the Katpadi centre in Vellore has been delayed after the candidates complained that the seal in a ballot box was missing. 

09:07 (IST)12 Oct 2021
Counting of votes at 74 centres being held amid tight security

State Election Commissioner V Palanikumar and senior officials of the Commission on Monday reviewed the arrangements being made at 74 counting centres. As many as 6,228 police personnel have been deployed for security arrangements.

08:18 (IST)12 Oct 2021
Representatives for 23,978 posts to be chosen today

People’s representatives for a whopping 23,978 posts in rural local bodies in nine districts will be declared today. 

08:16 (IST)12 Oct 2021
Counting of votes underway

The counting of votes began at 8 am. The election results will be updated at the website of the SEC: https://tnsec.tn.nic.in.

While the DMK front which is in the saddle in Tamil Nadu wants to establish that the 2021 victory was not a fluke, the AIADMK wants to regain lost ground and establish its supremacy in these rural local body elections and hence prove its presence with a bang.

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