Polling starts for bypolls in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

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Chennai, Nov 19: The polling for three Tamil Nadu assembly constituencies — Thirupparankundram, Aravakkurichi and Thanjavur — and the lone Nellithope constituency in Puducherry has started at 7 a.m. on Saturday.

In Tamil Nadu around 7.54 lakh voters are likely to exercise their vote and decide the fate of 81 candidates in the fray in the three constituencies.

In Aravakkurichi, ruling AIADMK’s V. Senthil Balaji will contest against the DMK’s K.C. Palanisamy while at Thirupparankundram the AIADMK’s A.K. Bose will fight against the DMK’s P. Saravanan.

In Thanjavur, the AIADMK’s M. Rengasamy is pitted against the DMK’s Anjugam Bhoopathy.

In Thirupparankundram, the by-election has been necessitated by the death of AIADMK’s legislator S.S. Seenivel.

However, there are other parties in the contest but the contest is mainly between the AIADMK and the DMK in Tamil Nadu.

In Puducherry’s Nellithope, Congress leader V. Narayanasamy is contesting against AIADMK nominee Om Shakthi Segar.

The counting of votes is slated to be held on November 22.

 Wefornews Bureau

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