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Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry go to the polls: top developments

Many polling stations in Puducherry experienced a power failure. Photo: S.S Kumar  

A long, gruelling election season draws to a close as Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry goes to the polls today. Here are the top developments:






Tamil Nadu

- Tamil Nadu witnessed brisk polling with over 63.7 per cent voters exercising their franchise by 3 p.m.

- Following rains, polling hours in Cuddalore (coastal areas) Thanjavur (coastal areas) Dindigul (entire) Madurai (entire) Nagapattinam (entire) districts might be increased. We are considering; yet to take a decision: If need arises, will recommend it to Election Commission, says CEO Rajesh Lakhoni

Follow The Hindu's > live coverage as Tamil Nadu votes - live updates, photos and videos from reporters across the State.






Kerala

- Over 70.35 per cent polling recorded in Kerala till 5 p.m. A total of 140 constituencies are in the fray today.

- Heavy rains have been lashing many parts Kottayam, Ernakulam, Alappuzha and Idukki districts since Sunday night.

Follow The Hindu's > live coverage as Kerala votes - live updates, photos and videos from reporters across the State.






Puducherry

- Puducherry registers 80.17 per cent as of 5 p.m. A total of 30 constituencies are going to the poll.

- Heavy rains lash the city and voter turnout is affected. Polling has been stopped in many stations due to power failure.

Follow The Hindu's > live coverage as Puducherry votes - live updates, photos and videos from reporters across the State.

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