About 57,770 candidates are in the fray for over 12,500 ward member posts in 21 corporations, 138 municipalities and 489 town panchayats across the State.
“There are 21 types of disabilities. To ensure that they vote without hesitation, authorities should have publicised the facilities available for them at booths and met stakeholders.
The State Election Commission announced the final party position in the indirect elections held on October 22
DMK and its allies also likely to win most of the panchayat union chairman posts in indirect elections
The result is the people’s gift to the DMK government for keeping its poll promises, he added.
At least 10 persons with disabilities have been elected to various posts in the rural local body polls in the State.
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In all, 79,433 candidates are in the fray for 27,003 posts. Already, 3,000 candidates have been elected unopposed for various posts and elections for 25 posts did not take place for various reasons.
An estimated 73.27 per cent of eligible voters exercised their franchise. Victory in the election, ahead of upcoming urban local body polls, is crucial to both the ruling DMK and Opposition AIADMK.
Also, unauthorised persons were seen roaming near many polling booths, some wearing identity cards specifically issued to candidates.
According to sources, the panchayat has over 3,450 votes, mostly tribals. There are just seven persons belonging to SC communities (2011 census).
The second and final phase of elections to rural local bodies in nine districts of the State will take place on Saturday.
On Wednesday, the villagers further decided not to exercise their franchise for the other two posts -- district panchayat ward member and panchayat union ward member.
Vadathavoor in Uthiramerur panchayat union has been electing only one person as its president since 2001, except once during the last two decades.
Dravidian majors have engaged in heated war of words over promises pending and fulfilled