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Tamil Nadu News: Vellore Lok Sabha Poll 2019 Highlights: Poll registers 62.94% voter turnout

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Kathir Anand, A C Shanmugam, Vellore
Vellore, Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha Poll 2019 Highlights: The election will be mainly contested between AIADMK’s A C Shanmugam and DMK’s Kathir Anand.

Vellore, Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha Poll 2019 Highlights: Vellore Constituency in Tamil Nadu will be having its Lok Sabha poll for the year 2019 today. The election will be contested between AIADMK candidate A C Shanmugam and DMK candidate Kathir Anand.

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Both the AIADMK and DMK campaigned heavily for the election in the constituency, with the leaders of both parties addressing the citizens and campaigning for their respective candidates. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam could be seen campaigning for A C Shanmugam, while DMK leader M K Stalin and youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin campaigned for cadre Kathir Anand.

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The Tamil Nadu government has declared a public holiday across Vellore today on account of the election.

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Vellore Parliament Polls: 62.94 per cent voter turnout recorded till 5 pm

Around 62.94 percent voter turnout was recorded in the first ten hours of polling in Vellore assembly constituencies on Monday. The voting figures till 1 pm were: Vellore - 58.55%, Anaikattu- 67.61%, K.V. Kuppam - 67.01%, Gudiyatham - 67.25%, Vaniyambadi - 52%, and Ambur - 52%.

Satyabratha Sahoo writes to Vellore collector requesting enquiry

Tamil Nadu Election Commissioner, Satyabratha Sahoo addressed reporters today during the Vellore Lok Sabha Poll and said that he had written a letter to Vellore District Collector, Shanmuga Sundaram, requesting an enquiry into the alleged distribution of cash to voters at a poll booth Vaniyambadi today. 

400 KV Kuppam voters boycott election

Close to 400 voters of KV Kuppam in Vellore constituency have decided to boycott the Lok Sabha election after two groups involved in a brawl over worship in the temple.

Vellore Parliament Polls: 52.32 per cent voter turnout recorded till 3 pm

Around 52.32 percent voter turnout was recorded in the first eight hours of polling in Vellore assembly constituencies on Monday. The voting figures till 3 pm were: Vellore - 54.93%, Anaikattu- 62.76%, K.V. Kuppam - 55.52%, Gudiyatham - 44.38%, Vaniyambadi - 46.71%, and Ambur - 50.86%.

Two men were allegedly arrested by police today for distributing cash near a polling booth at Periyapettai, near Vaniyambadi today.

Vellore Parliament Polls: 29.46 per cent voter turnout recorded till 1 pm

Around 29.46 percent voter turnout was recorded in the first seven hours of polling in Vellore assembly constituencies on Monday. The voting figures till 1 pm were: Vellore - 24.73%, Anaikattu- 27.14%, K.V. Kuppam - 30.75%, Gudiyatham - 32.43%, Vaniyambadi - 30.21%, and Ambur - 31.48%

Counting on August 9

The Election Commission has announced that counting of the votes for the Vellore election, which will come to an end at 6 pm today will be done on August 9. 

Voting delayed by an hour at polling booth

Voting at a booth in Somalapuram, near Ambur was delayed by one hour today. The booth opened at 7 am as per schedule but the first vote which was cast was rejected, prompting the booth to be closed for an hour. The booth was reopened after 8 am.

TN Minister for Labour casts vote

Nilofar Kafeel, the Tamil Nadu Minister for Labour cast her vote at her constituency, Vaniyambadi today for the ongoing Vellore Lok Sabha Poll. 

The Lok Sabha polls for the 543rd constituency of India is being conducted in six Assembly Constituencies in Vellore.

Vellore Lok Sabha Polls : Top five things you need to know

Vellore Lok Sabha Polls rescinded after President approved EC’s recommendation to cancel the election as large amounts of cash were seized in the Vellore district. For the first time in Tamil Nadu, an election to the Lok Sabha constituency was canceled over the use of money power.

Vellore Parliament Polls: 7.40 per cent voter turnout recorded till 9 am

Around 7.40 percent voter turnout was recorded in the first two hours of polling in Vellore assembly constituencies on Monday. The voting figures till 9 am were: Vellore - 8.79%, Anaikattu- 6.10%, K.V. Kuppam - 8.85%, Gudiyatham - 6.79%, Vaniyambadi - 6.29%, and Ambur - 7.76%

BJP will get greater recognition in Tamil Nadu: Tamilisai Soundararajan

BJP Tamil Nadu president Dr. Tamilisai Soundarajan today said her party will get greater strength and recognition in Tamil Nadu. She added that A.C.Shanmugam, NDA'S ally candidate, will sweep the Vellore polls. Tamilisai further brushed aside the allegations that BJP was avoided by AIADMK in the Vellore campaign. 

Vellore polls: Tight security in place

Tamil Nadu police have made security arrangements for  smooth conduct of polling in Vellore by deploying a contingent of 6000 personnel including Central Paramilitary units. IG P Nagarajan and DIG N Kamini are supervising the security arrangements. 

Will win by a margin of 2 to 3 lakh votes: A C Shanmugam

AIADMK-NDA backed cadre, A C Shanmugam addressed reporters after visiting the polling booth at Vallalarnagar in Vellore today. Speaking to the media, Shanmugam said that he will win the election in the constituency by a margin of 2 lakh to 3 lakh votes.

Vellore polls: Total number of voters, booths

The elections will be conducted in 1553 polling centres from 7 am to 6 pm. The constituency has a total voting population of 14,32, 555, out of which 7,31,099 are women, 7,01,351 are men and 105 belong to the third gender. 

Vellore district collector casts vote

The district collector of Vellore, A Shanmuga Sundaram cast his vote for the poll today. Sundaram later addressed reporters and conveyed his wishes to all the first-time voters in the constituency. Sundaram announced that booth slips are not mandatory and said that voters could produce any one of the 11 specified documents for identification at the booths. The collector added that he expected a voter turnout of 75 per cent for the election. 

Vellore collector inspects polling booths

Vellore district collector Shanmuga Sundaram inspected the booths in Vellore ahead of the constituency's Lok Sabha election. 

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Darshan at the Devarajaswamy temple to offer prayers to Lord Athi Varadar was stopped from 2 pm to 8 pm by the temple management to make arrangements for observing the marriage of Andal to Lord Vishnu(Andal Thirukalyanam) on the occasion of Aadi pooram at the Varadaraja Perumal temple in Kancheepuram on August 3.

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