Chennai: After a gap of over 10 years, the Tamil Nadu urban local body polls are being held Saturday in a single phase. Voting began at 7 am and will end at 6 pm.
Nearly 1 lakh police personnel have been deployed today in addition to other arrangements to ensure peaceful and fair elections.
Out of the 31,150 polling stations, the critical/ vulnerable have been identified and additional security arrangements have been made accordingly.
As many as 846 Quick Response Teams and 1,343 other police teams have been positioned at key locations. Checkposts have been established in 455 places and vehicle checks are being done 24×7 to check transport of illicit arms, liquor and to check movement of outsiders who do not belong to a particular jurisdiction.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday casted his vote at a polling booth in Teynampet in Chennai , along with his wife Durga Stalin. Speaking to the media later, Stalin said, “We are giving good governance not only to those who vote for us but to all. As per our information, our alliance will win all 21 corporations.”