In the 2021 elections to the Tamil Nadu Assembly, 72.54 per cent women cast their votes, while the turnout stood at 73.09 per cent for men
In a statement here, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam thanked the cadre of the AIADMK and its alliance parties for their untiring election work.
The tokens had the name of the shop and address and were distributed reportedly by candidates contesting from Kumbakonam constituency.
“The terrace of the building, we had to stand on, was fully packed and we couldn’t even breathe. People were stamping on each other in that space which was not properly lit.
A quick glance at the list of items seized in the past week
Despite several awareness campaigns on the importance of voting, lakhs of people did not exercise their franchise on April 6.
Social distancing norms and other Covid protocols flouted at most polling booths as crowds throng to cast their votes
A 19-year-old Covid positive youth cast his first ever vote at Prince School in Madipakkam on Tuesday evening.
Voters were not the only ones who swarmed the city streets on Tuesday; the masks and polythene gloves they wore while voting, too, made it to the sidewalks.
While Chennai’s polling numbers could have been better, come they did, amid the threat of a raging virus and diminishing interest in sticking to protocol.
While Ajith wore a black mask with red straps ‑which was construed as being in keeping with the DMK flag’s colours ‑ Vijay rode a red-and-black bicycle to his booth.
Though Chennai heaved a sigh of relief with daytime temperatures returning to normal after an intense heat wave last week, the weather was still sultry with humidity of 70 per cent.
Even though other parties are projecting themselves as an alternate in Tamil Nadu, only Dravidian majors put up booth-level agents in many constituencies.
Undeterred by Covid, over 4.51 cr people exercise their franchise with special arrangements to ensure physical distancing; polling largely peaceful, and less than 1% EVMs failed, says CEO
The first time is always special, and this rule is no exception to voting. As they say, with great powers come great responsibility.