Women take the lead in other five segments of Kallakurichi

The Kallakurichi Lok Sabha constituency registered 77.98 per cent polling in the Lok Sabha elections held on Thursday.

The constituency straddles over six Assembly segments spread across Villupuram and Salem districts.

The Assembly segments of Sankarapuram, Kallakurichi and Rishivandhiyam are in Villupuram, and Gengavalli, Athur and Yercaud in Salem district.

Surprisingly, Yercaud, a hilly terrain, recorded the highest polling of 80.8 per cent, followed by Rishivandhiyam-78 per cent, Athur-77.33 per cent, Kallakurichi-77.6 per cent, Sankarapuram-77.2 per cent and Gengavalli-76 per cent.

Except in Yercaud, the turnout of women voters in all other five Assembly segments was higher than the male voters. Kallakurichi attracted the highest number of women voters: 1,01,320 against 96,541 men. Counting centre

After polling, all Electronic Voting Machines were sealed and taken to AKT Engineering College for the safe-keep. The college would also serve as the counting centre.

Returning Officer Selvaraj and General Election Observer Debendranath Gupta scrutinised the EVMs in the presence of the candidates or their agents.

The strong room of the counting centre would be monitored round the clock by the closed circuit televisions cameras and armed guards. The counting would be done on May 16.

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