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Tamilnadu Local Body Panchayat Election Results 2019 – Highlights

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Tamilnadu Panchayat Election Result Highlights

The local body panchayat election for 91,975 posts was conducted in two phases (first phase on 27th December and second phase on 30th December).

Election Highlights



Total number of panchayat union wards 5090

Total number of district panchayat wards 515

Total number of candidates contested was over 2.31 lakh

The first phase poll percentage was 76.19% and the second phase poll percentage was 77.73%

DMK and its alliance partners were leading for district panchayat ward and panchayat union ward

Total SeatsDMK+AIADMK+
Panchayat Union Wards509022251847
District Panchayat Wards515239195

Leaders’ Saying

“DMK and its alliance partners have achieved the victory in the local body election despite the partisan attitude of the Election Commission and AIADMK’s money power”. – Quoted by M.K.Stalin, DMK Leader

“Whatever be the poll outcome, we bow our head and accept the public mandate”. – Quoted by O. Panneerselvam, AIADMK coordinator and deputy CM

Stars of the election

79-year-old Veerammal was elected as the Grampanchayat President of Arittapatti, Madurai.

Veerammal, Arritapatti

21-year-old J Sandhiya Rani, a college student was elected as the president of Kattinaikanthotty panchayat, Krishnagiri.

She has become the youngest woman village panchayat president in the state.

Sandhiya Rani, Kattinaikanthotty

Riya, a transgender DMK candidate was elected as a union councillor in Thiruchengode Union, Namakkal.

She has become the first transgender councillor in Tamilnadu.

Riya, Thiruchengode

22-year-old Subitha, a BBA graduate was elected as the president of Poosalangudi panchayat, Thiuthuripoondi Union, Thiruvarur district.

Subitha, Poosalangudi

Source: Indian Express

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Rafale Scam Book in Tamil

Bharathi Puthakalayam is a progressive book publishing house located in Teynampet, Chennai. This publication has released a book titled Naatai Ulukkum Rafale Baera Oozhal (Rafale Scam That Shook The Nation) on 2nd April 2019. Mr. N. Ram, veteran journalist of The Hindu newspaper released a series of articles on Rafale deal made by the Modi’s government with France in 2016.

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Rafale Scam Book in Tamil

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Facebook suggested to pull out the campaign posts before 48 hours to the election day

The election commission officials had a discussion with Facebook India. Facebook suggested to pull out the campaign posts before 48 hours to the election day. The election commission officials are yet to take the decision on considering Facebook’s suggestion.

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