In Tamil Nadu, out of a total 4528 contestants, 127 contestants withdrew their nomination on the last day of withdrawal today when reports last came in. 

A total of  6 crores 29 lakh eligible voters will exercise their franchise for the 234 Assembly constituencies which goes to poll on 6th April. 

Speaking to media in Chennai Chief Electoral Officer, Sathyabratha Sahoo told that  3 crores 09 lakh voters are male, 3 crores 19 lakh voters are female and 7192 are transgender.
Mr. Sahoo told that so far flying squads in the state have seized  Rs.231.63 crore worth of cash, liquor, prize articles without valid documents. 

The election commission has received 1971 complaints through cVigil app and action was taken on 1368 complaints.

He told that 18712  licensed arms have been deposited to district authorities throughout the State. 

Replying to a question on Covid's situation Mr. Sahoo emphatically said that there was no possibility of postponing the election.

He said that the election department and the State health department are closely monitoring the Covid situation in the State.  Polling will be held on 6th April from 7 am to 7 pm. 

In another development, three contestants have tested positive for Covid and their campaigning is affected.

BJP leader and Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will release the party manifesto for the Tamil Nadu election.
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