Local Body Polls Tamil Nadu Results: AIADMK and DMK Clashes HardVignesh Subbaian (Author) Published Date : Jan 02, 2020 16:31 IST
Counting continues in the rural local body elections for the 27 districts in Tamil Nadu. The DMK and the AIADMK are necks to neck in many places. DMK leader said that three ballot boxes are missing from Salem center.
As of 2 PM situation, DMK is leading in the panchayat union ward members with 382 to AIADMK's 341, and the AIADMK leads in the district union members with 94 against DMK's 90. More than 2.31 lakh candidates contested in the polls for the 99,324 posts like Gram Panchayat Ward Members, 15,524 Village Panchayat Presidents, 6,471 Panchayat Union Ward Members and 655 District Panchayat Union Ward Members.
After three and a half years, the local body elections were conducted in Tamil Nadu. And that too, it was only for 27 districts in two phases on December 27 and 30. 76.19 percent voted on the first phase, and 77.73 percent voted on the 30th in the last phase.
From today morning, 8 AM counting started in 315 centers among tight security across Tamil Nadu. Instead of EVM or electronic voting machines, four colors of ballot papers were used in the elections. In the morning, first, the ballot papers were segregated as per their colors.
The counting is set to continue until January 4 for all the results to be announced. The tight race between the two major parties DMK and AIADMK is set to continue along with the counting also.