Elections 2021

Polling begins in Tamil Nadu

PTI Chennai | Updated on April 06, 2021

Election Commission to conduct polls with Covid-19 health protocols; polling starts in Puducherry too;

Polling in 234 Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu started at 7 am on Tuesday.

A total of 3,998 candidates including heavyweights like Chief Minister K Palaniswami, deputy CM O Panneerselvam, DMK President MK Stalin, AMMK founder TTV Dhinakaran and Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Haasan are in the fray.

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The Election Commission will be conducting the polls with due Covid-19 health protocols such as checking the temperature of voters.

People started lining up early in the morning eagerly to cast their votes. Actors Rajinikanth and Ajith Kumar were among the early voters in the city.

While the ruling AIADMK is seeking a third term, Stalin-led DMK is making a strong bid to come back to power after a decade of stint in opposition.

Polling also began in neighbouring Puducherry this morning.

Published on April 06, 2021

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