There was no question of the day's polling leading to
a hung assembly for the first time in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister and ruling DMK supremo M
"It is in the imagination of some people in some quarters," he told newsmen after
casting his vote in the Gopalapuram residential locality in the Thousand Lights constituency in
Madras city, from where his mayoral son, M K
Stalin, is seeking re-election. "The DMK front will
get a majority," he added.
"This is my last election as a candidate," he
iterated, adding, "I have never felt nervous in my
life, for me to feel nervous this time."
Karunanidhi is seeking re-election from Chepauk
constituency in the city, his tenth outing in the
assembly polls, all of them successful at
"It is for the Election Commission to decide," Karunanidhi said, referring to earlier charges
of AIADMK supremo Jayalalitha that electronic
voting machines could be tampered with.
Talking to newsmen earlier in the day, after
casting her vote in the company of her live-in
confidante Sasikala, Jayalalitha referred to complaints of
non-functional voting machines, reported from some
parts of the city.
"I stand by our allegation in this regard," she said, wondering, how the loss of
time taken in repairing or replacing the machines,
would be made up. She also expressed the hope that the
AIADMK would capture power.
Simultaneously, AIADMK propaganda secretary O S Manian, MP, wrote to Director-General of Police R Rajagopalan, seeking adequate precautions
against bogus voting, and alleging possible tampering
of votes by groups opposed to the party-led Secular
"There are prospects of the AIADMK-led alliance
winning the elections," TMC founder G K
Moopanar said, after casting his vote in the Mylapore
constituency in the city. However, he would not hazard
a guess on the number of seats that it would win. He
alleged irregularities in polling, and said that there
were no hurdles to Jayalalitha becoming chief
minister, despite her disqualification from contesting
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