Vote counting starts in Tamil Nadu

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Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Counting of votes cast in Tamil Nadu’s assembly elections began on Thursday morning, officials said.

The counting started at 8 a.m. across all the counting centres to elect 232 legislators. Polling has been put off in two constituencies: Thanjavur and Aravakurichi.

A total of 3,728 candidates were in the fray.

The main contest is widely believed to be between Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK and the DMK-Congress alliance.

–IANS

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