28 May Sunday

Fiery Electoral Battle Draws To Close; Voter Turnout Exceeds 73 Percent

Web Desk(Tvm)Updated: Tuesday Apr 6, 2021

Thiruvananthapuram : Fiery electoral battle  drew to a close 7 pm Tuesday evening. Residents across districts headed to the booths with lines forming outside precincts before voting began at 7 am early morning.

An estimated 73 percent  voters cast their ballots and except for a few minor incidents , polling in the state was largely peaceful. The official voter turnout  data from Election Commission is yet to arrive.

Apart from Assembly elections for 140 constituencies in state, parliamentary bypoll for Malappuram too took place in the day. Polling at  places prone to maoist attacks wound up  by 6 pm. The last one hour of voting starting 6 pm opened to Covid patients and voters under quarantine.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and wife Kamala cast their ballots at RC Amala Basic UP School in Dharmadam. This election will indicate power of the people and though there be  false propaganda circulating,  people will dismiss them all like they did during the civic body polls, said CM.

People are aware of the multitude of things LDF did  since coming to power in 2016.  People stood by this government each time disaster struck the state. It is public who  backed governmental efforts in these past five years. They will gift historic victory to  LDF this time around, said CM after voting.

Kannur, Kozhikode, Palakkad and Thrissur recorded high polling numbers. Districtwise  voter turnout tallies to : Thiruvananthapuram 69.77% ;  Wayanad 74.68% ;    Kollam 72.66% ;  Palakkad 75.88% ;  Pathanamthitta 66.94% ;  Kannur 77.42% ;  Alappuzha 74.43% ;  Kasaragod 74.65% ;  Ernakulam 7.80% ;  Kottayam 71.70% ;  Idukki 70.09% ;  Thrissur 73.54% ;  Malappuram 73.57% ;  Kozhikode 77.95.