Kerala Assembly elections 2021 live updates | Mock polls underway
After weeks-long stormy marketing campaign periods, marathon rallies and mammoth highway exhibits, Kerala is all set to go to polls on Tuesday.
A decent safety blanket has been thrown over the State which is holding elections to the 140 Assembly segments in addition to a by-election to the Malappuram Lok Sabha seat. The ruling CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) is searching for a second innings within the State.
As many as 2.74 crore voters will train their franchise to determine the destiny of 957 candidates, together with high-profile leaders and independents, in 140 Assembly constituencies throughout the State. Kerala has over 2.74 crore electors, together with 1.41 crore girls, 1.32 crore males and 290 transgender voters.
Here are the newest updates:
Mock polls underway
Mock ballot is underway on the polling stations in Kerala forward of the single-phase Assembly elections to 140 constituencies. The train is being held within the presence of the sales space brokers of the candidates.
Actual polling will open at 7 a.m. and shut at 7 p.m. throughout the State, besides in 9 constituencies in three north Kerala districts the place it is going to shut at 6 p.m. on account of risk posed by Left Wing Extremism. – Tiki Rajwi
Police, CAPF deployed in full pressure in State, alongside borders
Security has been beefed up within the State in view of the Assembly elections on Tuesday.
Deployment of State police and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) have been accomplished and heightened vigil ensured alongside the State borders, State Police Chief Loknath Behera mentioned. Ninety-five firms of the police have been deployed throughout the State in view of the polls.
Strict motion towards faux voters, warns EC
Attempts to solid a number of votes or impersonate one other voter throughout the Assembly elections on Tuesday will appeal to stern motion, election officers warned on Monday.
Such offences are punishable with imprisonment as much as one 12 months or a high-quality, or each, underneath related sections of the Indian Penal Code, they mentioned.