Assembly Elections: Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry See Moderate Turnout In The First Half Of The Day

16/05/2016 12:50 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
People line up outside a polling station to cast their votes for state assembly elections in Chennai, India, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Hundreds of thousands of people voted in assembly elections Wednesday in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where the ruling party faces a test of its popularity after one of its leaders was involved in a multibillion-dollar telecommunications scandal. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

CHENNAI -- Over 25 per cent voters came out to cast their votes till 11 AM on Monday during the ongoing polling for the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.

Meanwhile, over 30 per cent electorates cast their votes till 11 AM. in Kerala. The state's Wayanad district recorded the highest turnout with 32 per cent, while the lowest voter turnout is in Trivandrum with 21 per cent.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the voters in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala to vote in record numbers.

Puducherry has recorded 30 per cent voting till 11.30 AM. People were coming out in large numbers to cast their votes since 7 AM.

In response to the Met Department prediction of showers in Puducherry, the Election Commission has raised pavilions in front of polling stations to provide protection from elements for voters.

Tamil Nadu is going on polls on 233 seats, with voting for Aravakurichi constituency having been deferred.

Kerala would see polling for its 140 seats assembly. In Puducherry, 30 seats would go for polls.

Counting of votes for Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, West Bengal and Assam Assembly elections will be held on the 19th of this month. The counting of votes in Aravakurichi and Thanjavur Assembly seats of Tamil Nadu will take place on May 25.

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