Tamil Nadu Elections

How are political parties manning the strong rooms? A sneak peek...

Spot visit by Express revealed that DMK and AIADMK candidates have deployed three persons a day for each constituency on shift basis.

published on : 19th April 2021

186 votes polled in Velachery booth re-poll

As many as 186 votes were polled of the total 548 in Velachery’s booth no 92 where re-polls were held on Saturday, said corporation officials. The voting took place from 7 am to 7 pm.

published on : 18th April 2021

Take action on security lapses in strongrooms: Stalin to EC

Stalin submitted the representation to Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra, and Satyabrata Sahoo, the Chief Electoral Officer of Tamil Nadu.

published on : 17th April 2021

 Tamil Nadu Elections: On 8-hour duty to guard people’s mandate

The agents, who work on an eight-hour-shift, are allotted a room in each counting centre.

published on : 13th April 2021

BJP nominee in Tamil Nadu polls, Annamalai tests positive for COVID-19

A former Karnataka cadre IPS officer, Annamalai had taken voluntary retirement from service in 2019 and joined the BJP last year.

published on : 11th April 2021

COVID-19: Politics of not leading by example

The pictures and videos of the bulging unmasked crowds exemplify super spreader characteristics and spell what may follow.

published on : 11th April 2021

Tamil Nadu Elections: Bonhomie between rivals on sidelines of battle

Agents of rival political parties engage in jolly banter and share food

published on : 10th April 2021

Tamil Nadu Elections: More women voted this time than men

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

published on : 10th April 2021

Press meet during poll a thing of past now?

Leaders of our nation skipping press meets and passing over questions of journalists seems to have trickled down to Tamil Nadu as well.

published on : 10th April 2021

TN assembly polls: Repoll likely in booth No 92-M in Velachery constituency 

Following complaints from Congress and DMK on unauthorised transportation of EVMs and a VVPAT machine, the Chennai Corporation suspended the staff involved.

published on : 9th April 2021

Should voting be made mandatory in India?

Former poll panel chiefs opine on whether 100% voter turnout is possible

published on : 8th April 2021

Keep vigil over EVMs, leaders tell cadre

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.  

published on : 8th April 2021

Voters throng Kumbakonam grocery shop with ‘bribe’ tokens distributed by politicos

The tokens had the name of the shop and address and were distributed reportedly by candidates contesting from Kumbakonam constituency.

published on : 8th April 2021

BJP seeks action against Shruthi Haasan

 Nandakumar said as per MCC, only a candidate or the chief agent can visit booths on polling day.

published on : 8th April 2021

Packed on an office terrace, polling staff ‘wage’ a struggle

“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.

published on : 8th April 2021
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