Tamil Nadu and Kerala assembly polls begin

Written by: Biswajeet Panda
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Inking of fingers at polling station
Chennai, April 13: The decisive day for the electorate in Tamil Nadu and Kerala has arrived as the states go to poll to elect the next government, that will be at the helm of affairs for the next five years. Polling for all the 234 constituencies in Tamil nadu and the 140 assembly segments in Kerala will be done on April 13.

According to latest reports, voting has started briskly in both the states. To ensure that the polls are free, fair and without the occurrence of any untoward incidents, heavy security has been deployed in both the states. More than 2.5 lakh security personnels have been deployed to ensure smooth polling in all the constituencies of the two states.

In Kerala around 2.31 crore people, including 8862 NRIs, will exercise their franchise today while Tamil Nadu will see 4.59 crore voters choosing from 2748 candidates across 234 constituencies.

When reports last came in, Tamil Nadu had seen only 10 percent voter turnout in the first hour of the polling.

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