Tamil Nadu Elections: 72% polling during the 2nd phase of Lok Sabha po
Polling was held for 38 parliamentary, 18 Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu Almost six crore voters exercised their franchise in Tamil Nadu when the State votes for 38 Parliamentary constituencies and bypolls to 18 Assembly constituencies on Thursday. It is essentially a fight between the AIADMK-led alliance which includes the BJP, PMK, and DMDK among others, and the Secular Democratic Front (SDF)-led DMK, along with the Congress, VCK, MDMK, and the Left parties. The Dhinakaran-led AMMK, Naam Thamilar Katchi, and actor-turned-politician Kamal Hassan’s MNM are also in the fray. Here are the live updates: 7.00 PM About 72 per cent of voters exercised their franchise during the 2nd phase of Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, the Election Commission announced during a press meet on Thursday. The Commission said the figure is tentative and might change. 5:30 PM 63.73% voting registered in Tamil Nadu till 5 p.m Here is the constituency-wise break-up Constituency Voting % Tiruvallur 64.08 Chennai North 59.00 Chennai South 56.71 Chennai Central 55.74 Sriperumbudur 58.53 Kancheepuram 62.56 Arakkonam 66.27 Vellore - Krishnagiri 65.34 Dharmapuri 67.67 Tiruvannamalai 65.00 Arani 76.49 Villupuram 66.52 Kallakurichi 69.42 Salem 66.18 Namakkal 65.92 Erode 66.84 Tiruppur 60.00 Nilgiris 64.49 Coimbatore 59.98 Pollachi 63.17 Dindigul 62.60 Karur 68.52 Tiruchi 64.22 Perambalur 67.02 Cuddalore 65.82 Chidambaram 70.73 Mayiladuthurai 63.94 Nagapattinam 69.21 Thanjavur 66.69 Sivaganga 63.78 Madurai 55.22 Theni 68.54 Virudhunagar 64.50 Ramanathapuram 63.66 Thoothukudi 62.66 Tenkasi 65.99 Tirunelveli 62.65 Kanniyakumari 55.07 5.00 P.M. Polling largely peaceful in southern TN till 3 pm Except for a few complaints about errors in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), polling largely progressed on a peaceful note in southern districts of Tamil Nadu. According to Returning Officers from the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in the south Tamil Nadu - Theni, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Sivaganga, Tenkasi, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari, the polling percentage had almost touched or marginally crossed the 50% mark by 3 p.m.