Tamil Nadu Assembly elections 2021 live updates | Long queues seen as voting begins
Voters in Tamil Nadu are all set to train their franchise, adhering to COVID-19 security protocol, on Tuesday to elect new governments. By-poll for Kanniyakumari Lok Sabha seat will even happen on Tuesday.
In Tamil Nadu, which faces a five-cornered battle, the AIADMK-led alliance with Edappadi K. Palaniswami as its Chief Ministerial face is searching for a renewed mandate. DMK president M.K. Stalin, heading a rainbow alliance, is making a powerful pitch to kind a authorities with him as Chief Minister for the primary time. There can also be T.T.V. Dhinakaran-led AMMK in alliance with DMDK and AIMIM. Tamil nationalist occasion Naam Tamilar Katchi and new entrant Makkal Needhi Maiam are additionally within the fray.
Here are the most recent updates
BJP clarifies on posters
With reference to the ballot snippet referring to posters by BJP that appeared on April 5, 2021, BJP has clarified that no such poster was printed by the occasion terming Tamil Nadu as Dakshina Pradesh.
With regard to the posters and the photographs that went viral on social media, BJP spokesperson Narayanan Thirupathy instructed The Puucho that the posters have been undoubtedly not printed or pasted by the occasion and in reality the posters by the occasion had used the phrase Tamil Nadu.
When requested whether or not someone else was behind the posters, he replied that it may very well be political opponents with an ulterior motive to wreck the ballot prospects of the BJP.
For the primary time, EVMs carried up Neknamalai in a automobile
Forty-year previous Chinnathayi appears astonished as she sees a automobile, carrying the EVM unit, snake up via a dusty dust highway on the rocky Neknamalai hill in Vaniyambadi Taluk. This is the primary time the unit is being carried up the hill utilizing motorised transport.
“All these years, the machines used to be carried on donkeys or using dolis up the hill to Neknamalai village located five kilometers away from the foothills. This time, the dirt road was created by clearing the rocks to give us COVID-19 relief and because ministers visited our village, ” remembers Ms. Chinnathayi, who was strolling to the village with a bag of greens on account of lack of transport facility.
Sasikala’s title ‘deleted’ from voters checklist, says her counsel
The title of V K Sasikala, confidante of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, has been ‘removed’ from the voters checklist and it’s an ‘injustice,’ her authorized counsel stated in Chennai on Monday.
She was unhappy about it and authorized motion could be initiated in opposition to the official accountable, he stated.