- The EVMs from strong rooms across the state have been brought to the counting centres
- The voting for the urban local body elections was held in a single phase
- There are 57,778 candidates contesting for 12,607 posts
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won more than a dozen seats in corporations and municipalities in the Tamil Nadu urban local body polls. The BJP has won four wards in Nagercoil corporation. The party also won a few wards in Bavanisagar and Sathyamangalam. The national party has come second in a handful of wards in Chennai.
On the other hand, the Naam Tamil Katchi has won around seven panchayat wards including in Tenkasi and Kanyakumari districts.
Earlier, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) was leading with 281 wards in town panchayats while the party was ahead on 98 wards in municipalities. In town panchayats, All India Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) was leading at 30 wards, indicating a clean sweep for the DMK, according to data from the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission (TNSEC) website.
Meanwhile, a DMK transgender candidate Ganga has won from ward 37 of Vellore Municipal Corporation (VMC).
In VMC, DMK has won 14 wards, AIADMK and Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) 4 wards each, Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazhagam (AMMK) 1 and independent candidates have won three wards.
The urban local body elections in Tamil Nadu were held on Saturday for 12,607 posts in 21 corporations, 138 municipalities, and 490 town panchayats. There are 57,778 candidates contesting for 12,607 posts.
(With inputs from ANI)