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EC requested to extend time to vote in rain hit areas: CEC

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Election authorities in Tamil Nadu have made a recommendation to the Election Commission to extend time to vote in rain hit regions of Tamil Nadu following representations from AIADMK, DMK and Congress.

“We received representations from DMK, AIADMK and Congress parties to extend time to cast vote in rain hit regions,” Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Lakhoni said here today, adding, we have sent a recommendation to EC (to consider it).

“However rains have started receding and after considering the situation by 3 PM, further steps will be taken,” he said. He said Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Tiruchirappalli, Dinidigul, Madurai, Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga districts have been experiencing heavy rainfall.T.Nagar booth gets Braille EVM]

Though parties have requested that time be extended in 14 districts, it was found after consultations that rainfall was heavy only in Delta districts, besides the five other regions, including Sivaganga, he added.

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