Transport Minister MR Vijayabaskar, Law minister C Ve Shanmugavel and Minister for Industrial Government, MC Sampath were defeated by candidates who once belonged with the AIADMK.
Beyond the main gate of the college, there are four levels of entry points and Ponnuthurai reportedly spotted them while being frisked and allowed in, at the first entry point located at the portico.
Many did not wear a mask while standing in the line, only to receive a mask and a glove just before voting.
The polling witnessed a sluggish start in the first two hours after it got underway at 7 am. The polling percentage in the Vellore district was 10.8 per cent and 16.58 in Tirupathur district till 9 am
Earlier in the day, Polling was delayed due to a technical snag at several places in Madurai, Theni, Tirunelveli, and Thoothukudi.
"Hotels and restaurants will be losing one day of earnings. However, we will be paying the salary to our employees," said Dr Venkadasubbu, President, Tamil Nadu Hotels & Restaurants Association
DMK leader Kanimozhi, who had tested positive for coronavirus earlier, was among those who voted in the last hour of TN polls which was allotted for Covid patients.
Though a few black flags were found in the area behind Shivan Kovil in Keelakalkandar Kottai, the residents claimed that they were put up by a group of youngsters.
AIADMK functionaries exude confidence that the State government’s kudimaramathu scheme and the 10.5% reservation to Vanniyars would boost the party’s prospects.
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The DMK MP claimed that his speech was not a personal attack on the CM but was a comparison of two leaders of their public life.
A quick glance at the list of items seized on Thursday
Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Assam and the Union Territory of neighbouring Puducherry are likely to go to polls in April or May.
Though he did not name any political party, Munusamy's statement came as a straight response to the BJP which has been speaking about sharing power in Tamil Nadu after the Assembly elections.