CM MK Stalin casting his vote
CM MK Stalin casting his vote

CM MK Stalin, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Ajith, Vijay Sethupathi cast their votes

Accompanied by his wife Durga, Chief Minister MK Stalin spoke to the press after casting his vote and urged people to do their democratic duty.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin cast his vote in Chennai as the state went to Lok Sabha polls on Friday, April 19. Accompanied by his wife Durga, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief spoke to the press after casting his vote and urged people to do their democratic duty. He said, “I have exercised my right to vote and completed my democratic responsibility. Similarly, I am asking everyone who has the right to vote to do their duty and not neglect it.” 

Other notable public celebrities like Superstar Rajinikanth, actors Vijay Sethupathi and Ajith have cast their votes in Chennai. Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) leader Kamal Haasan also cast his vote. In Karur, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Tamil Nadu chief and MP candidate Annamalai cast his vote. DMK MP Kanimozhi also cast her vote and urged people to “vote for the country.”

The DMK in Tamil Nadu is part of the national INDIA bloc and has allied with several parties including Congress, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, CPI(M), Kongu Desiya Makkal Katchi, among others. Meanwhile, the BJP and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), who were in an alliance during the 2021 Assembly elections, are contesting separately. Naam Tamilar Katchi, led by Seeman, is also a key contender in the 2024 elections.

Voting commenced across Tamil Nadu at 7 am and will come to a close by 6 pm. There are 6.33 crore eligible voters in Tamil Nadu of which 3.17 crore are women and 3.06 crore are men. Of the 950 candidates in the fray from the 39 Lok Sabha constituencies, 874 are men and 76 are women. A total of 39 general observers, 20 police observers, 58 expenditure observers and a special expenditure observer have been deployed in Tamil Nadu by the Election Commission.

The results for the elections will be announced on June 4 by the Election Commission. 

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