Chennai. The counting of votes for the municipal elections in Tamil Nadu is underway. At present, the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in the state has so far won 5 wards in the Greater Chennai Corporation. At the same time, the party is leading in many other seats. In the election held on February 19, 60.70 percent voter turnout was recorded. The special thing is that the civic elections in the state have been held after almost a decade.
Elections were held for 12 thousand 838 posts in 649 urban bodies and 490 urban panchayats, 138 municipalities, 21 corporations in Tamil Nadu. 74 thousand 416 candidates were in the fray in this election. In the municipal elections of the state, all the parties of the opposition party AIADMK’s alliance fought on their own instead of coming together in the political field.
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According to the language, polling for the urban body elections in Tamil Nadu was concluded peacefully on Saturday amid tight security arrangements. However, sporadic incidents were also reported at some places. The officers provided this information. Voting took place in the urban areas of 38 districts of Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu State Election Commission monitored polling stations through web streaming and CCTV cameras and around one lakh police personnel were deployed for security. Officials said that wheelchairs were also arranged for differently-abled voters.
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The ruling DMK has maintained an edge in many areas since its inception. The party has won 5 wards of the Greater Chennai Corporation. At the same time, it is leading in many seats in Madurai, Coimbatore and Salem.
DM K is leading in Chennai and Madurai. The party is leading in 6 out of 200 wards in Chennai. In Coimbatore, DMK has a lead in 3 seats in 100 wards. In Madurai, DMK is leading in 7 and AIADMK in 1 seat.
Tight security arrangements were made at the counting centers in the Greater Chennai Corporation area on Tuesday. More than 7 thousand policemen have been deployed to maintain law and order in the city.
The election was very interesting due to the political parties that entered the electoral fray on their own against the ruling party DMK. Earlier elections were held in the state in the year 2011.
The counting of votes in the Tamil Nadu urban body elections began at 8 am on Tuesday. During this, the fate of more than 74 thousand candidates is to be decided.