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Assam, TN, Kerala, Puducherry Elections 2021 Updates: Assam records virtually 80% turnout till 6 pm; Tamil Nadu lags with 64.92% polling

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Assembly Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

Voter turnout figures as of 7 pm:

Assam: 82.15 p.c

Kerala: 69.95 p.c

Tamil Nadu: 65.11 p.c

Puducherry: 78.03 p.c

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Tamil Nadu Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

Kanimozhi casts vote in Chennai

DMK MP Kanimozhi solid her vote on Tuesday evening in Chennai, as the one-phased Assembly poll became as soon as held across all constituencies in Tamil Nadu. Kanimozhi, who had cancelled her advertising and marketing campaign events after testing clear for COVID-19 final week, grew to change into out to vote in PPE gear, The Hindu reported.

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Kerala Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

BJP, CPM workers conflict in Kazhakootam constituency

Tempers ran excessive at Kattayikonam in Kazhakootam constituency, a stronghold of the Marxist birthday party in Thiruvananthapuram district, as CPM and BJP workers clashed. Four BJP workers were injured and their automobile became as soon as broken.

Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran, who’s the LDF candidate from the constituency, knowledgeable journalists that the function of the protestors became as soon as to disrupt the balloting procedure and alleged that police had acted as “BJP agent”.

Three Marxist workers, including the minister’s inside of most workers, were taken into custody. He acknowledged the BJP workers had reached Kattayikonam in two autos and allegedly attacked CPM workers including a ward councillor and that he would file a complaint sooner than the Election Rate and the DGP.

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Assembly Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

Voter turnout till 6 pm in Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry:

Assam: 78.94 p.c

Kerala: 69.93 p.c

Tamil Nadu: 64.92 p.c

Puducherry: 77.90 p.c

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Kerala Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

Ex-CM VS Achuthanandan unable to solid vote attributable to clinical causes

Historical Kerala chief minister VS Achuthanandan became as soon as unable to solid his vote for the principle time within the direct’s Assembly election, Mathrubhumi reported. The one-phased polls obtained underway in 140 constituencies on Tuesday.

The 97-year-extinct sitting MLA from Malampuzha within the Palakkad district became as soon as at Thiruvananthapuram while he is registered as a voter within the Ambalapuzha Assembly constituency. “Following some technical considerations, he and his partner were unable to register for postal balloting, and on Tuesday his health became as soon as no longer staunch for the hump aid home,” the legend added.

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Voters exercise franchise in final part of polls in Assam

 

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Assam Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

Assam deputy Speaker quizzed, 5 policemen suspended for firing on 1 April

Assam Assembly Deputy Speaker Aminul Haque Laskar has been quizzed twice and five police personnel hooked as a lot as him were suspended after they
opened fire on public all the procedure through second part of polling on 1 April, PTI reported on Tuesday. As a minimum three of us were injured within the firing by Laskar’s bodyguards on 1 April after clashes broke out between supporters of BJP and AIUDF inside of the polling quandary at 463 Madhya Dhanehori LP College of Sonai constituency.

Police sources acknowledged Laskar became as soon as interrogated twice for several hours all the procedure through the final 48 hours and his statements were recorded in entrance of a magistrate. Sitting MLA Laskar is having a order fight with Karim Uddin Barbhuiya of the AIUDF on Sonai seat.

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Kalamassery NDA candidate protests at polling sales direct, says legend

NDA candidate from the Kalamassery constituency staged a sit down-in bid at polling sales direct number 77 on Tuesday, alleging that a individual had solid their vote “in a single more title”, Mathrubhumi reported.

“Candidate PS Jayaraj alleged that this became as soon as bogus balloting and that the polling officers refused to file a complaint with the police. Polling became as soon as interrupted for over 30 minutes,” the legend added.

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Tamil Nadu Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

Low polling recorded in southern districts of Tamil Nadu, says legend

Whereas Tamil Nadu recorded a polling share of 54.05 p.c overall till 4 pm, The Hindu reported that the polling within the southern districts of the direct crossed the 50 p.c-be conscious finest at 3 pm. This involves 10 districts with 58 Assembly constituencies, the legend added.

“Polling went on peacefully within the southern districts and there were no untoward incidents. Minor considerations, in accordance to the election withhold watch over room officials were obtained from political parties/candidates on charges of bribing voters by their competitors. There were complaints of EVMs no longer working in Natham Constituency, Dindigul district for approximately an hour. Officers acknowledged that the technical snag became as soon as attach factual and the polling commenced on the CSI Most well-known College (polling quandary number 258),” the legend acknowledged.

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‘Opposition has no face in Assam’, claims UPPL chief

“The Opposition has no face in Assam. Of us are giving their mandate to NDA. UPPL and BJP will resolve all eight seats of Allotment 3 polls,” claimed Pramod Boro, Chief Government Member of the Bodoland Territorial Plight.

The third and final part of the Assam polls obtained underway on Tuesday. The direct recorded 68.31 p.c turnout till 4 pm.

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‘First-time voters in Assam overjoyed to be part of democracy’

First-time voters in Assam displayed their enthusiasm by queuing up in broad numbers sooner than polling stations, grand sooner than the third part of the Assembly polls began on Tuesday, with the momentum continuing. The younger voters grew to change into up in broad numbers in quite rather a lot of the 40 constituencies spread across 12 districts.

Within the third and final part of direct polls, there are 4,18,537 electors who’re eligible to exercise their franchise for the principle time. Reposing their faith in democracy, the younger voters acknowledged, they felt overjoyed to be part of the electoral course of.

Twenty one-year-extinct Ankita Barua of Dispur constituency and her fogeys lined up early at a polling quandary, with all COVID-19 precautions, to steer certain of crowding for minimising their risk all the procedure through the pandemic. “Right here’s my first participation in elections and I feel privileged to exercise my democratic rights. We absorb gigantic hopes from our leaders and I am hoping they give due significance to the considerations of childhood who absorb suffered rather a lot, each and every academically and professionally, all the procedure through the final three hundred and sixty five days attributable to the COVID-19 mission,” she acknowledged.

(PTI)

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Tamil Nadu Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

Voters exercise franchise in Tamil Nadu’s Trichy

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Voter turnout as of 3 pm:

Assam: 54.08 p.c

Kerala: 48.45 p.c

Puducherry: 54.27 p.c

Tamil Nadu: 42.14 p.c

(Election Rate’s approximate voter turnout traits)

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Transgender electors solid vote in Puducherry

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Kerala Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

V Muraleedharan casts vote in Thiruvananthapuram

Union minister V Muraleedharan on Tuesday solid his vote on the Kottaram sales direct in Ulloor, Thiruvananthapuram.

“This poll is going to carry out a fashion of milestone in political history of Kerala. Of us will particular their dissatisfaction and reject each and every UDF and LDF alliances,” he acknowledged.

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Tamil Nadu Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

Actor Vijay cycled to polling sales direct to steer certain of parking considerations, says his publicist

Hours after actor Vijay’s decision to cycle to the polling sales direct resulted in traffic snarls and hypothesis about whether or no longer the actor became as soon as attempting for to draw consideration to the rising gasoline prices, his publicist Riaz K Ahmed clarified that it became as soon as to “steer certain of parking considerations”, NDTV reported.

“Thalapathy Vijay decided to recede by cycle in its attach of the usage of the car for the reason that poll sales direct became as soon as factual subsequent to his blueprint and taking the car would possibly maybe maybe well maybe want congested the road grand more. There became as soon as no other plot within the aid of it!” Ahmed tweeted.

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Kamal Haasan motels complaint over ‘distributing tokens’

Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan on Tuesday reportedly lodged a “complaint with the RO relating to parties distributing tokens which will be exchanged for money put up elections, to the of us of Kempatti colony,” experiences acknowledged.

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Documents to make expend of must you wouldn’t absorb voter ID

Right here’s a listing of documents that voters can expend in its attach of a Voter ID card as a describe identity proof to solid vote:

1. Passport
2. Utilizing licence
3. Service identity card of the direct government or the central government
4. PAN card
5. Aadhar card
6. Passbook issued by monetary institution or put up place of job
7. MGNREGA job card
8. Properly being insurance card issued by the Ministry of Labour
9. Pension legend with a describe
10. Authenticated describe voter plod issued by the Election Rate
11. Public minute firms
12. Passbooks issued by banks or put up place of job
13. Pension legend with describe and professional identity playing cards issued to MPs, MLAs and MLCs.

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Assam Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

In Barak Valley, Congress battles non secular fault traces

Essentially the most possible mission is BJP would possibly maybe maybe well maybe merely want to appreciate with finest one-third of Barak Valley seats with an equal number going to Congress and AIUDF. Even within the finest possible mission, BJP is no longer going to to find more than seven seats, in which case it would possibly maybe probably maybe well be two no longer as a lot as their current tally. On the least, the opposition is going to resolve more than half of the seats of Barak Valley which is going to be an aid for the big alliance led by Congress.

Learn full memoir right here…

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Kerala Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

Checklist of 140 constituencies balloting lately

A total of 140 seats will recede to polls across the direct, and a three-cornered fight between the incumbent Left-led LDF, the Congress-led UDF, and the BJP is probably.

Click right here for the entire listing of constituencies that are balloting lately

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Tamil Nadu Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

Checklist of 234 constituencies balloting lately

The ruling AIADMK, immediate by Chief Minister K Palaniswami, is enthusiastic to be clear continuation of ”Amma aatchi” (Amma’s rule) for an unparalleled third time.

Click right here for the entire listing of constituencies that are balloting lately

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Vitality of temples goes some distance beyond faith, shapes identity

Temples in Tamil Nadu were areas of mountainous significance for no longer no longer as a lot as the previous 15 centuries. They have not finest been areas of like, but absorb held significance within the social, economic and political traits of their communities. Of us in Tamil Nadu absorb gathered at temples no longer staunch to offer their prayers, but to also procure as a neighborhood and participate in rituals reaffirming social cohesion.

Learn full memoir right here…

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Puducherry Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

Checklist of 30 constituencies balloting lately

The election is a enthusiastic contest between the Congress led Secular Democratic alliance and the AINRC-led NDA

Click right here for the entire listing of constituencies that are balloting lately

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Kerala Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

Actor Mammootty solid his vote at a polling sales direct in Ponnurunni, Ernakulam

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Tamil Nadu Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

Senior citizen dies after casting vote in Thanjavur

A senior citizen died after exercising his franchise in Papanasam constituency in Thanjavur district, The Hindu reported.

Consistent with the District Election Officer and Collector M Govinda Rao, the deceased, identified as 62-year-extinct Arjunan of Ayyampettai had solid his vote at a college come his condominium. Therefore Arjunan, with a history of low blood tension, all of sudden misplaced consciousness. He became as soon as rushed to the federal government taluk sanatorium where he became as soon as declared boring on arrival.

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Polling at sales direct in Nellithope halted

Polling at a sales direct within the Nellithope constituency became as soon as stopped after a voter became as soon as grew to change into away by Election Rate officials mentioning that his vote became as soon as already solid, in accordance to The Times of India.

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Priyanka slams ‘irresponsible’ EC, BJP’s unfavorable politics

In a Facebook put up in Hindi, Priyanka Gandhi acknowledged, “This day is the final part of elections in Assam. I appeal to all my sisters and brothers to vote in broad numbers to augment the democratic course of. At a time when there would possibly maybe be an irresponsible Election Rate (EC) and unfavorable politics is being played by the ruling birthday party, the of us of Assam will take the path of guarantee of fashion and growth.”

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Shashi Tharoor casts vote in Thiruvananthapuram

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor solid his vote at a polling quandary in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

“The turnout has been quite excessive. By 10 am, it became as soon as 20 p.c, which is weird and wonderful for Kerala. As a commonplace rule, when the turnout is excessive, the UDF prevails,” he knowledgeable ANI.

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Voter turnout in till 12 pm

Assam – 33.18 p.c
Kerala – 31.62 p.c
Puducherry – 35.71 p.c
Tamil Nadu – 22.92 p.c

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Tamil Nadu Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

Kamal Haasan alleges distribution of cash for votes in Coimbatore South

Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan visited polling cubicles in Coimbatore South and alleged ongoig distribution of cash for votes, Info18 reported. 

“I truly absorb the evidence for distribution of tokens promising items in substitute for votes. As more and more complaints of cash distribution come, we can push for re-polling in Coimbatore South,” he acknowledged.

Earlier, BJP’s Khushbu Sundar also accused DMK of luring voters with money.

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Himanta Biswa Sarma casts vote in Amingaon

Assam Minister and BJP chief Himanta Biswa Sarma solid his vote at a polling quandary in Guwahati’s Amingaon.

After casting his vote, Sarma knowledgeable ANI, “There are 40 seats in this part, we are ready for to resolve on 22 of them, number will be increased. This election, we can resolve more seats. Last time, we had won 84 seats, of which are ready for no no longer as a lot as 90 seats this time.”

Key candidates contesting within the 2021 Assembly elections from Jalukbari constituency are Himanta Biswa Sarma of BJP, Ramen Chandra Borthakur of Congress, Hemanta Kumar Shut of RD.

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Tamil Nadu Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

DMK luring voters with money: BJP’s Khushbu Sundar

BJP candidate from Chennai’s Thousand Lights constituency Khushbu Sundar alleged that the DMK is distributing money amongst voters to entice them. She knowledgeable ANI that the birthday party had complained to the Election Rate about the DMK’s makes an attempt to resolve by “hook or by crook”, in accordance to ANI.

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Actor Vijay rides bicycle to polling sales direct

Actor Vijay rode a bicycle to the polling quandary at Vels World Pre College, Neelankarai in Chennai.

Chennai district has 17 Assembly constituencies.

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O Panneerselvam, Ajith Kumar and Vijay solid votes

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Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi appeal to voters to be clear ‘modern future’

Senior Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra appealed to voters to exit and vote in “broad numbers and be clear a strong, modern and affluent future for themselves”.

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Assam Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

EVM malfunction reported at three cubicles

EVM malfunction were reported in three cubicles of Assam in Hajo and Golokganj. The balloting has been delayed attributable to the scenario, Info18 reported.

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Kerala Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

Four incidents of EVM malfunction in Kerala to this point

There were four reported incidents of EVM malfunction in Kerala to this point. The incidents were reported from Kannur, Thrissur, Trivandrum and Idukki, reported Info18. The mission has been resolved in Kannur.

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Low turnout in three states, one UT till 9 am

Voter turnout in Assembly elections till 9.11 am became as soon as as follows:

Kerala – 3.21 p.c
Tamil Nadu – 0.24 p.c
Puducherry – 0.38 p.c
Assam – 0.93 p.c

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Tamil Nadu Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

MK Stalin casts vote in Chennai

DMK President MK Stalin solid his vote at Siet College, Teynampet. the DMK is contesting the Tamil Nadu polls in alliance with the Congress, and is in order contest with the AIADMK.

“I truly were getting experiences of excessive voter turnout from across the direct. This vote is in opposition to the ruling birthday party,” he acknowledged.

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Kerala Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

Pinarayi Vijayan casts vote

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan solid his vote at a polling sales direct in Kannur district’s Pinarayi.

An LDF supporter became as soon as viewed at a polling sales direct within the district. The direct has two dominant political fronts – the United Democratic Front (UDF) led by the Indian Nationwide Congress and the Left Democratic Front (LDF) piloted by the Communist Receive collectively of India (Marxist).

These two alliances absorb dominated Kerala’s political sphere since 1979 when the 50-day Indian Union Muslim League (United Front) government misplaced vitality. The United Front government led by CH Mohammed Koya became as soon as the final non-LDF and non-UDF administration the direct has viewed.

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Puducherry Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

N Rangaswamy visits temple on polling day

NR Congress chief N Rangaswamy visited Appa Paithiyam Swamy Temple and equipped prayers, earlier than casting his vote within the Assembly election lately. He is contesting Puducherry elections from Thattanchavady and Yanam constituencies.

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Tamil Nadu Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

Congress-led alliance attach for landslide victory: Chidambaram

Senior Congress chief P Chidambaram solid vote in polling sales direct Chittal Achi Memorial High College in Kandanur, Sivaganga district. After casting his vote, he acknowledged that the “secular modern alliance” is determined for a landslide victory as the of us of Tamil Nadu desire substitute.

The DMK has disbursed 25 seats to ally Congress in Tamil Nadu.

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Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan solid votes in Chennai

Actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan solid their votes at separate polling cubicles in Chennai.

Haasan founded the Makkal Needhi Maiam birthday party in February 2018. Haasan is contesting the Tamil Nadu election from Coimbatore South constituency. The constituency is represented by AIADMK’s Amman K Arjunanan within the outgoing assembly and the ruling birthday party MLA has shifted to Coimbatore North to accommodate alliance partner BJP’s Vanathi Srinivasan.

Haasan acknowledged, “The following plan of action is to educate of us about this money distribution, how disastrous it’s some distance for his or her lives and democracy. The politicians build the blame on the of us. Right here’s a vicious circle and we are looking out for to accomplish it virtuous.”

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E Sreedharan casts vote in Ponnani

‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan solid his vote at a polling quandary in Ponnani. “BJP can absorb an impressive display this time, there is absolute self belief about it. I will make a call from the Palakkad constituency with a mountainous margin. My entry into BJP has given a special describe to the birthday party,” he knowledgeable ANI.

He is the BJP candidate from Palakkad.

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BJP-AGP alliance faces Mahajot

The newly floated AJP is contesting in 22 seats while there are 126 Just candidates within the fray within the final part of the election in which the BJP-led coalition is looking out for to come to vitality for the second term in a row.

The fate of 20 sitting MLAs — eight from the Congress, five from the BJP, three every from the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) and the BPF and one from the AGP — will probably be decided within the final part.

The BJP is contesting in 20 seats while its allies  — the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) in nine and the United Peoples Receive collectively Liberal  — in eight, including a excellent contest between the saffron birthday party and the UPPL in Bijni.

The Congress has fielded 24 candidates and its companions —  the AIUDF in 12, the Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF) in eight and CPM in a single. The Congress and the AIUDF are engaged in excellent contests within the five constituencies of Jaleswar, Baghbar, Sarukhetri, Chenga and Barkhetri.

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Key poll considerations

The BJP, moreover talking about fashion initiatives taken by the “double-engine government”, also attacked the Congress for aligning with the AIUDF. The BJP attacked Badrudding Ajmal by accusing him of encouraging illegal immigration from Bangladesh, leading to “land and love Jihad” and promised to fashion out these considerations by bringing in a legislation.

The Congress, on the opposite hand, focussed its advertising and marketing campaign on the ‘five ensures’ of no longer implementing CAA, offering government jobs to five lakh youths, 200 units of free vitality, raising day-to-day wages of tea garden workers to Rs 365 and giving a month-to-month allowance of Rs 2,000 to homemakers.

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Polls to be held below tight security

Elections are being held amidst tight security as 320 firms of security forces were deployed within the third part, the very supreme amongst the entire phases.

There are 316 all-girls folks polling stations and 149 mannequin polling stations. Altogether 45,604 polling personnel were deployed for the part. A bit of them has started on Sunday for his or her polling stations that are faraway.

The third part of polling would possibly maybe maybe even obtain 33 commonplace observers, nine police observers, 17 expenditure observers and 986 micro-observers.

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Tamil Nadu Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

As a minimum 3,998 candidates, including CM, in fray 

The stage is determined for the polling on 6 April in Tamil Nadu, which will disclose whether or no longer the AIADMK will resolve a third term or the DMK will return to vitality after a decade in opposition.

As many as 3,998 candidates, including Chief Minister K Palaniswami, his deputy O Panneerselvam, DMK President MK Stalin, AMMK founder TTV Dhinakaran, actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan, Naam Tamizhar Katchi chief Seeman and BJP direct unit chief L Murugan are within the fray.

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Himanta Biswa Sarma amongst 337 candidates in fray 

In Assam, 337 candidates, including senior minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, his five cupboard colleagues and BJP direct unit president Ranjeet Kumar Dass, are within the fray.

A straight away contest between nominees of the BJP-led NDA and Congress-headed Gigantic Alliance is on the playing cards in 20 constituencies while there would possibly maybe be a triangular fight, including excellent contests, within the final seats with the Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) being regarded as as the third pressure.

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Assam, TN, Kerala, Puducherry Elections 2021 LATEST Updates

Balloting in 475 seats across four states, one UT lately

Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry are attach to vote of their respective Assembly elections lately (Tuesday, 6 April). Whereas Assam will probably be seeing its third and final part of polls, the voters in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry will probably be balloting in a single-part election.

Forty constituencies will recede to polls in Assam, 140 in Kerala, 234 in Tamil Nadu and 30 in Puducherry.

Assembly Election 2021 LATEST Updates: Voter turnout till 6 pm in Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry:
Assam: 78.94 p.c

Kerala: 69.93 p.c

Tamil Nadu: 64.92 p.c

Puducherry: 77.90 p.c

NDA candidate from the Kalamassery constituency staged a sit down-in bid at polling sales direct number 77 on Tuesday, alleging that a individual had solid their vote “in a single more title”, Mathrubhumi reported.

“Candidate PS Jayaraj alleged that this became as soon as bogus balloting and that the polling officers refused to file a complaint with the police. Polling became as soon as interrupted for over 30 minutes,” the legend added.

“The Opposition has no face in Assam. Of us are giving their mandate to NDA. UPPL and BJP will resolve all eight seats of Allotment 3 polls,” claimed Pramod Boro, Chief Government Member of the Bodoland Territorial Plight.

The third and final part of the Assam polls obtained underway on Tuesday. The direct recorded 68.31 p.c turnout till 4 pm.

As of 3.01 pm, Assam recorded a voter turnout of 54.08 p.c, Kerala of 48.45 p.c, Puducherry of 54.27 p.c, and Tamil Nadu of 42.14 p.c, in accordance to the Election Rate’s approximate voter turnout traits.

Forty constituencies are balloting in Assam, 140 in Kerala, 234 in Tamil Nadu and 30 in Puducherry on Tuesday (6 April).

Whereas Assam will probably be seeing its third and final part of polls, the voters in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry will probably be balloting in a single-part election.

Assam

In Assam, 337 candidates, including senior minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, his five cupboard colleagues and BJP direct unit president Ranjeet Kumar Dass, are within the fray.

A straight away contest between nominees of the BJP-led NDA and Congress-headed Gigantic Alliance is on the playing cards in 20 constituencies while there would possibly maybe be a triangular fight, including excellent contests, within the final seats with the Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) being regarded as as the third pressure.

The newly floated AJP is contesting in 22 seats while there are 126 Independents within the fray within the final part of the election in which the BJP-led coalition is looking out for to come to vitality for the second term in a row.

Polling will start at 7 am and cease at 6 pm, with the timing extended by an hour to accomplish clear COVID protocols are maintained within the constituencies spread across 12 districts.

There are 25 girls folks candidates contesting in this part.

The fate of 20 sitting MLAs — eight from the Congress, five from the BJP, three every from the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) and the BPF and one from the AGP — will probably be decided within the final part.

The major two phases of the election were held on 27 March and 1 April. Votes will probably be counted on 2 Might maybe maybe maybe merely.

The BJP is contesting in 20 seats while its allies the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) in nine and the United Peoples Receive collectively Liberal in eight, including a excellent contest between the saffron birthday party and the UPPL in Bijni.

The Congress has build up 24 candidates and its companions — the AIUDF in 12, the Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF) in eight and CPI(M) in a single. The Congress and the AIUDF are engaged in excellent contests within the five constituencies of Jaleswar, Baghbar, Sarukhetri, Chenga and Barkhetri.

The BJP has severed its ties with its earlier ally, the BPF, and entered into an alliance with the UPPL since the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) polls in December but decided to withhold the BPF within the federal government till the Assembly polls.

Sarma, a strong minister and the convenor of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), the NDAs model within the direct, is locked in a order contest with Congress candidate Romen Chandra Barthakur in a expose to aid the Jalukbari seat for the fifth consecutive term.

BJP direct president Ranjeet Kumar Dass, who earlier represented Sorbhog, is now locked in a triangular contest with the AJP’s working president Pabindra Deka and the Congress’ Santanu Sarma in Patacharkuchi. The constituency became as soon as earlier represented by Deka as an AGP member but he resigned from the birthday party to be a half of the AJP.

Industry Minister Chandramohan Patowary is in a triangular contest with the AJPs Shikhar Kumar Sarma and the Congress Ratul Patowary to aid the Dharmapur seat. Guwahati Model Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya is also locked in a triangular contest to aid Gauhati (East) with the Congress’ Ashima Bardoloi, granddaughter of Assams first chief minister Gopinath Bordoloi, and journalist Adip Kumar Phukan of the AJP.

AGP minister Phanibhushan Choudhury, representing Bongaigaon since 1985, is engaged in a triangular fight with the Congress’ Sankar Prasad Ray and the AJPs Dipu Choudhury to aid the seat for the eighth time in a row.

BPF minister Pramila Rani Brahma is in a order contest with Lawrence Islary of the UPPL in Kokrajhar (East) in a expose to aid the seat for the seventh consecutive term. One other BPF minister Chandan Brahma is also locked in a order contest with his UPPL opponent Joyanta Basumatary within the Sidli constituency.

Just Kokrajhar Lok Sabha MP Naba Kumar Sarania is in a triangular fight with the BPFs Prabeen Baro and UPPLs Bhupen Baro within the Barama seat.

Within the Tamulpur constituency, BPF candidate Rangja Khungur Basumatary withdrew from the contest and joined the BJP all the procedure through campaigning, making the path more straightforward for UPPL candidate Leho Ram Boro.

Among other infamous candidates within the fray are singer Kalpana Patowary (Sarukhetri) of the AGP, journalists Manjit Mahanta and Hridyananda Gogoi, each and every from Dispur constituency on Congress and NCP tickets respectively, and Adip Phukan from Gauhati (East) on AJP mark.

Gauhati (West) has the very supreme selection of 15 candidates while Boko (SC) constituency has the lowest – three. Elections are being held amidst tight security as 320 firms of security forces were deployed within the third part, the very supreme amongst the entire phases.

Altogether 79,19,641 voters — 40,11,539 men, 39,07,963 girls folks and 139 of the third gender are entitled to exercise their franchise in 11,401 polling stations.

Dispur constituency has the very supreme of 4,11,636 voters while Dharmapur has the lowest of 1,41,592 voters. There are 316 all-girls folks polling stations and 149 mannequin polling stations.

Altogether 45,604 polling personnel were deployed for the part. A bit of them has started on Sunday for his or her polling stations that are faraway.

Voters were urged to connect on masks or they are going to be equipped with one on the polling stations within the event that they’re unmasked while COVID mitigation services and products love sanitiser, thermal scanners, cleansing soap and handwashing services and products will probably be a part of Assured Minimal Services and products at every polling quandary.

The third part of polling would possibly maybe maybe even obtain 33 commonplace observers, nine police observers, 17 expenditure observers and 986 micro-observers.

Tamil Nadu

The stage is determined for the polling on 6 April in Tamil Nadu, which will disclose whether or no longer the AIADMK will resolve a third term or the DMK will return to vitality after a decade in opposition.

As many as 3,998 candidates, including Chief Minister K Palaniswami, his deputy O Panneerselvam, DMK President MK Stalin, AMMK founder TTV Dhinakaran, actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan, Naam Tamizhar Katchi chief Seeman and BJP direct unit chief L Murugan are within the fray.

Top Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi were amongst these who campaigned for the respective ruling and Opposition alliances.

Over 6.28 crore eligible voters will take 234 contributors of the three,998 contesting the elections.

The DMK has been within the opposition since 2011 when the AIADMK below Jayalalithaa stormed to vitality and likewise retained vitality within the next elections in 2016.

Kerala

Massive roadshows and long rallies, led by high nationwide and direct leaders on Sunday marked the finale of the weeks-long excessive-octane open campaigning for the 6 April Assembly polls in Kerala.

Despite a ban imposed by the Election Rate on the venerable crowded culmination of the open poll campaigning in gape of the COVID-19 mission, mass participation of birthday party workers will be viewed within the final events in quite rather a lot of the 140 constituencies.

Whereas Congress chief Rahul Gandhi took out a roadshow in northern Kozhikode district and in Nemom in Thiruvananthapuram, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan led a gigantic one at Dharmadam in Kannur, his home constituency.

Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala also took part in a roadshow at Nedumkandam within the Idukki district.

At Dharmadam, in this Marxist bastion in Kannur, where Vijayan travelled in an open crimson jeep, waving to his supporters lined up on either aspect of the road. Mass participation of of us carrying crimson flags, umbrellas and balloons displaying birthday party symbols of a hammer, sickle and vital individual, virtually grew to change into the enviornment staunch into a sea of crimson.

Puducherry

The humble din and bustle of electioneering were lacking in most constituencies in Puducherry, hours sooner than the curtains came down on poll advertising and marketing campaign on Sunday.

Puducherry and its outlying regions of Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam recede to Assembly polls on 6 April in a single part. There are 30 Assembly segments including five reserved constituencies.

The election is a enthusiastic contest between the Congress-led Secular Democratic alliance and the AINRC-led NDA. The chief contestants are AINRC founder chief N Rangasamy attempting for election from Thattanchavady in Puducherry, and the lone seat in Yanam an enclave of Puducherry in Andhra Pradesh.

He has no robust adversary within the hustings in Yanam, poll observers acknowledged.

The PCC president A V Subramanian is looking out for election from his home metropolis of Karaikal (north).

The AIADMK convenors A Anbalagan and Om Sakthi Segar are testing their luck in Uppalam and Orleanpet segments respectively. Anbalagan has been conserving the Uppalam constituency consecutively since 2001.

Om Sakthi Segar who became as soon as elected to the Assembly on two times within the previous from Nellithope has now moved to Orleanth which is current turf for him.

Four aged ministers MOHF Shah Jahan, M Kandasamy and R Kamalakannan are contesting from Kamaraj Nagar, Embalam (reserved) and Tirunallar respectively.

The AINRC is looking out for election from 16 seats after sharing the final 14 seats with BJP (nine) and AIADMK (four). Within the same procedure, the Congress is contesting in 14 seats and supporting an Just in Yanam while its allies the DMK is looking out for election from 13 seats.

VCK and CPI constituents of the alliance led by Congress are wooing voters in Oulgaret and Thattanchavady constituencies respectively.

With inputs from PTI

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