Repolling peaceful in Tamil Nadu

Re-polling in the constituencies of Arni, Neyveli, Thiruvidaimarudhur, Bodinayakanur, Sankarankovil and Killiyur passed off peacefully on Saturday.

Both the ruling DMK-led front and the AIADMK-led front are keeping their fingers crossed with each claiming benefit from the high voting percentage.

The massive turnout across the state was a “reflection of the people’s anger against the DMK,” remarked the AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa, who sees a landslide victory for her front.

But DMK circles claim it as a plus for their savvy political mobilization and are also hopeful of a comfortable win.

Another interesting facet that has come out of the EC’s figures released Saturday is that due to increased awareness among the electorate, another record 24,824 voters have exercised the ‘49(O) Option’ under the ‘Conduct of Election Rules, 1961’, wherein each of them make an entry in their respective polling station registering their “refusal to vote”.

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