Tight security for vote counting in Tamil Nadu on May 19

Chennai, May 18 (IANS) Tight security has been put in place for the counting of votes — cast in the May 16 Tamil Nadu assembly elections — on Thursday, a senior election commission official said.

The counting will start at 8 a.m. on May 19, Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Lakhoni told reporters here.

Elections in 232 of the total 234 constituencies were held on May 16. The Election Commission postponed elections in Thanjavur and Aravakurichi segments after complaints of large-scale distribution of money to voters by various political parties and their candidates.

A total of 3,728 candidates are in the fray in 232 constituencies.

–IANS

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