The booth record showed that 499 voters had cast their votes in booth No 87. Technical experts tried to operate the machine, but it failed
to give the results, following which re-polling was ordered by the Election Commission.
With DMK candidate Ela Pugazhendi leading over his Tamil Maanila Congress rival, P R S Venkatesan, by just 32 votes, the votes cast in
the booth will be crucial for the final result in the constituency.
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