Despite the scorching heat and the surge in COVID cases, the polling for the Tamil Nadu Assembly took place on Tuesday at a single stretch.
The voter turnout was 71.79% of which 6,28,69,955 eligible voters in Tamil Nadu turned out to exercise their franchise. Kallakurichi district at 78% tops the district wise turnout. Chennai had the lowest turnout among all districts, at just 59.40%, while adjoining Chengalpattu followed at 62.77%.
Here are the poll percentage in certain key constituencies of the state which were predominantly spoken about Edappadi constituency in Salem district where the Chief Minister Palanisamy contested had a turnout of 85.6% while DMK chief MK Stalin’s Kolathur constituency recorded 60.52%.
73.65% of polls were recorded at Bodinayakanur in Theni district where Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam contested. Coimbatore South, one of the keenly watched constituencies where Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Hasan and BJP Women’s wing National President Vanathi Srinivasan contested recorded a turnout of 60.72%.
The turnout was 67.43% in the Kovilpatti constituency of Thoothukudi district where Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam chief TTV Dinakaran contested while it was 65% in Thiruvottiyur of Chennai district where Naam Tamilar Katchi chief Seeman contested.