Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami cast his vote at a polling station in Siluvampalayam village. Polling across 234 Assembly constituencies in 38 districts of the state began at 7 am on April 06. A total of 3,998 candidates are in the poll fray. The counting of votes will be done on May 2.
With the campaign heat of assembly elections picking up in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami held roadshow for AIADMK candidate and state minister MR Vijayabhaskar in Karur. Massive crowd gathered amid COVID-19, in support of the AIADMK. Tamil Nadu elections are scheduled to be held on 6th April and counting of votes will be done on May 2.
DMK led by MK Stalin will take on the incumbent AIADMK government led by E Palaniswami. This is the first assembly election where both parties will be fighting without their iconic figures. The upcoming polls will be a litmus test for both the incumbent CM Palaniswami and MK Stalin. While the DMK will be looking to carry forward the momentum from the Lok Sabha polls, the AIADMK will look to reverse the trend and keep the DMK at bay. Stalin’s son Udhaynidhi’s entry into the political fray is also being watched keenly by observers. So what to expect in the upcoming assembly election in the state? Hindustan Times’ Editor-in-chief Sukumar Ranganathan explains all there is to know about the upcoming polls in Tamil Nadu.
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Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam and his family cast their votes in Periyakulam on Apr 06. The voting is underway to decide the fate of 957 candidates in the fray today. A total of 2.74 crore voters are exercising their franchise today.
Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on April 03 held a roadshow in Bodinayakanur in Theni district. Panneerselvam offered prayers at a temple before the roadshow. Large number of people turned up to support AIADMK. Elections in Tamil Nadu for 234 seats will be held on April 6. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.
Ahead of Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, Deputy Chief Minister of state, O Panneerselvam filed his nomination as AIADMK candidate from Bodinayakanur. The Assembly elections in TN are scheduled to be held in a single phase on April 6. The counting will take place on May 2. After filing the nominations, Panneerselvam said that he has done all works in the Bodinayakanur constituency.
Amid sudden surge in COVID-19 cases, Tamil Nadu government has shut all beaches in Chennai, Chengalpet and Kanchipuram districts for public on weekends and all government holidays starting from April 11. The decision is taken to avoid mass gathering at beaches amid surge in COVID-19 cases. The Marina beach in Chennai wore a deserted look during the weekend lockdown. Tamil Nadu reported 6,618 fresh COVID cases in last 24 hours, taking the number of active infections to 41,955.
The flowers of the Golden Shower trees are blooming across Coimbatore ahead of Tamil New Year. These are the symbol of cultural significance for the people. The flower blooms once in year during the month of April in Tamil Nadu. The entire tree turns golden yellow and shower flowers in April. Puthandu or Tamil New Year's Day is celebrated on Apr 14. People decorate their houses and keep these flowers with gold, diamond and other precious items.
People flouted COVID-related norms at a fish market in Chennai's Kasimedu area. They were seen without mask and were not maintain social distancing. Tamil Nadu government on April 10 issued a notice and said sea beaches in Chennai to remain closed for the public on all Saturdays, Sundays and on government holidays from April 11 until further orders. Tamil Nadu, on April 10, reported 5,989 new COVID-19 cases.
Where several states are complaining about the shortage of COVID vaccines, Tamil Nadu on the other hand asserted that the state does not have any such problem. Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan on April 10 informed that his state does not have any shortage of vaccines. "The no. of active cases in the state is now around 33,659 including 12,861 cases in Chennai. We are rapidly increasing COVID care centers. Here, we are planning 11,775 COVID care centres so that asymptomatic and mild cases don't occupy the oxygen beds," he said. "In Tamil Nadu, we don't have a shortage of vaccines. We have almost 18 lakh doses of vaccine available. We are aiming to do 2 lakh vaccinations in a day. In that case, our stock will last for 9 days," he added.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam inaugurated temple in memory of former CMs J Jayalalithaa and MG Ramachandran in Madurai's Tirumangalam area...