Polling got off to an inauspicious start in Kerala and Tamil Nadu on Monday as many parts witnessed power disruptions. However, that did not dampen the enthusiasm of the voters as candles were being utilized to cast votes.
Many polling booths across Kasargod district in Kerala have been facing power cuts. According to a report by the Reporter channel, the district has recorded 14 per cent polling as of now.
Manjeshwar recorded 13.99 voter turnout, Trikaripur 14.13, Kanhangad 14.01 and Uduma 13.96.
Similarly, several districts in Tamil Nadu have also resorted to candlelight voting.
Several booths in Ramanathapuram district have been facing power cuts, as voters struggle to cast their vote aided by the bare minimum light provided, according to Dinathanthi.
Booths in Thiruthuraipoondi, Mannargudi and Thiruvarur are also facing sporadic power outages due to the rains.
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