72% voting in TN, polling largely peaceful barring minor incidents

About 72 per cent of voters exercised their franchise during the 2nd phase of Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, the Election Commission announced during a press meet. The final poll percentage on the votes polled in 38 Lok Sabha seats and the bypoll to 18 Assembly seats, would be announced today evening.

Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo said on Thursday night that after analysing the data and inputs received from various districts, the final poll percentage would be announced Friday. There was no major law and order problems and a Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) jawan fired one round in the air to disperse crowds near Arakkonam.