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EC replaces 305 faulty EVM, 692 VVPAT in Tamil Nadu, says the chief of elections


Election of the Voting Meeting 2019 LAST updates: The Electoral Fee has modified 384 EVM and 692 VVPAT till 1:30 pm as a consequence of technical issues, mentioned Satybrata Sahoo, Chief Election Officer of Tamil Nadu.

Union tribal affairs minister and BJP candidate Sundergarh Lok Sabha, Jual Oram, solid his vote in Kendudihi at Odona's Bonai. "I urge all my brothers and sisters to vote in report numbers and enrich this democracy competition," mentioned Oram.

Whereas Odisha votes within the Meeting and Lok Sabha's polls on Thursday, traits confirmed that constituencies with a propensity for indefinite votes have gone to the polls on Thursday. Moreover, OTV He reported that traits additionally confirmed excessive voter participation in constituencies that had "excessive profile" candidates. Odisha Prime Minister Naveen Patnaik is within the fray of the constituencies of the Hinjili and Bijepur Meeting.

In Odisha, a minimum of 14 villages boycotted the elections of Lok Sabha and the Meeting, together with 35 seats within the Meeting after they went to the polls on Thursday.

In Puducherry, the candidate for the Congress of India NR P P Nedounzejiane and Ok Venkatesan of DMK are the principle contenders within the combat for the put up of Thattanchavady Meeting in Pondicherry. Eight candidates in complete are within the fray because the partial election takes place on Thursday.

Voting within the seat of Thattanchavady Meeting was robust, even when the electoral participation of the lonely Puducherry Lok Sabha was sluggish, in keeping with stories. In keeping with the Electoral Fee, 1.96 p.c of the votes have been registered in Puducherry from 7 am to 9.30 am and 5.21 p.c within the partial elections of the Thattanchavady Meeting.

For the Meeting seat, there are eight candidates, however the principle combat is between the candidate for the Congress of India NR P P Nedounzejiane and Ok Venkatesan of DMK.

A 95-year-old man collapsed and died Thursday whereas ready in line to solid his vote on the Kansamari sales space of the Sanakhemundi Meeting constituency underneath the Aska Lok Sabha phase within the second part of the polls.

A 74-year-old man fell unconscious and reportedly died Thursday on the Omalur polling station in Salem, in Tamil Nadu, because the state is witnessing the Meeting and Lok Sabha elections.

The pinnacle of the DMK, MK Stalin, who assumed the reigns of the get together after the demise of the Karunanidhi get together final yr, mentioned in an interview on Wednesday that the partial elections to 18 Meeting seats within the state had given him a Opposition alternative led by the DMK. to "overthrow" the AIADMK authorities led by E Palaniswami.

Stalin informed The Occasions of India: "There’s a seen anger in opposition to the Modi and AIADMK (Prime Minister Narendra) governments. Individuals are ready to vote for the Secular Progressive Entrance led by the DMK. We’ll win the 40 seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry ".

Odisha's election director, Surendra Kumar, mentioned seven p.c of voters had registered till 9 am.

A minimum of 22 seats within the Meeting will see partial elections in April and Might. On Thursday, 18 constituencies will vote within the partial elections of the Meeting. Of those, the AIADMK authorities, led by Prime Minister E Palaniswami, must earn a minimum of 10 to retain energy within the state.

Maoists shot an election official on Wednesday close to the village of Barla underneath the boundaries of the Gochhapada police station within the Kandhamal district, affected by the Maoists, earlier than the second part of the continued polls within the state .

The deceased voting officer, recognized as Sanjukta Digal, was on his method to the electoral service when the Maoists exploited an IED that pointed to the automobile during which he was touring, however virtually misplaced it. They subsequently opened fireplace on the automobile and Digal was killed. Different officers touring along with her are secure.

Expressing his condolences, Prime Minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted: "Deeply distressed by the unhappy disappearance of survey supervisor Sanjukta Digal within the Maoist assault within the Kandhamal district of Odisha on his method to the voting sales space. Condolences wholeheartedly to the grieving household and prayer for the deceased soul. "

In one other incident, the Maoists set fireplace to a bicycle and two SUVs. The automobiles carried voting supplies akin to EVM and VVPAT, and many others. to a cabin in a distant village in Phiringia. 13 election officers touring in these automobiles dropped earlier than the Maoists set the automobiles on fireplace.

Kumar mentioned greater than 60,000 folks surveyed have been deployed to hold out the second part and added that eight,700 automobiles will probably be used for transportation. "For the primary time within the state, automobiles of all trade officers have GPS monitoring amenities to make sure correct monitoring," mentioned CEO Surendra Kumar.

The AIADMK authorities led by E Palaniswami is at present working in a "skinny majority" and it’s important that the get together win the vast majority of the 18 Meeting seats that go to the polls in Thursday's midterm elections.

Odisha's prime minister and the top of the BJD, Naveen Patnaik, are within the fray of Hinjili and Bijepur constituencies on Thursday, whereas the state votes within the second part of the Meeting elections.

In a take a look at for all of India, Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), 18 Meeting constituencies in Tamil Nadu will go to the polls on Thursday. In Odisha, 35 electoral districts of the Meeting will vote within the second part and a go to to Thattanchavady's put up in Puducherry will probably be held on April 18.

The 18 meeting teams in Tamil Nadu are Poonamallee, Perambur, Tiruporur, Sholinghur, Gudiyatham, Ambur, Hosur, Pappireddipapatti, Harur, Nilakkottai, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Manamadurai, Andipatti, Periyakulam, Sattur, Paramakudi and Paramakudi.

Of the 22 vacant seats within the Meeting in Tamil Nadu, 18 will go to the polls at this stage, with the AIADMK led by Edappadi Ok Palaniswami, whose energy is 114, hoping to beat the bulk mark within the Meeting of 234 members. The entrance led by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) at present has 97 MLAs in search of to win all seats driving the anti-incumbency wave.

For Meeting surveys, AIADMK has partnered with Pattali Makkal Katchi and Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK). The vacancies arose after 18 MLA have been disqualified in August 2017 after they rebelled in opposition to Palaniswami after he merged the faction led by him with that of O Panneerselvam, then a insurgent chief. Different seats have been vacant because of the demise of appearing MLA, together with the supreme of DMK M Karunanidhi.

The remaining 4 constituencies – Aravakurichi, Sulur, Ottapidaram and Thiruparankundram – will vote on Might 19.

Odisha voted for 28 segments of the Meeting for the final time on April 11. On April 18, he’ll vote in 35 constituencies, particularly Padampur, Bijepur, Bargarh, Attabira (SC), Bhatli, Brajarajnagar, Jharsuguda, Talsara (ST), Sundargarh (ST), Biramitrapur (ST), Raghunathpali (SC) , Rourkela, Rajgangpur (ST), Bonai (ST), Birmaharajpur (SC), Sonepur, Loisingha (SC), Patnagarh, Bolangir, Titlagarh, Kantabanji, Baliguda (ST), G. Udayagiri (ST), Phulbani (ST), Kantamal, Boudh, Daspalla (SC), Bhanjanagar, Polasara, Kabisuryanagar, Khalikote (SC), Aska, Surada, Sanakhemundi and Hinjili.

The state may even vote on April 23 and 29. Among the many outstanding events within the fray are Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led by Naveen Ptnaik, Congress and BJP.

Thattanchavady of Puducherry will see a contest between 18 candidates of the Congress, All India NR Congress and AIADMK, amongst different events. Two girls candidates are additionally within the fray. The seat grew to become vacant after MLA Ashok Anand was disqualified after being convicted by a CBI courtroom in a case of disproportionate belongings.

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