55 observers arriving in TN on May 12 to monitor counting

Ahead of counting of votes on May 13, Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar today said 55 external observers will arrive in the state on May 12 to monitor the process.

Last Updated: May 08, 2011, 21:45 PM IST

Chennai: Ahead of counting of votes on May 13,
Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar today said
55 external observers will arrive in the state on May 12 to
monitor the process.

Security has been tightened at the 91 centres where the
electronic voting machines have been kept with paramilitary
and Tamil Nadu Special police force personnel maintaining
vigil, he told reporters after holding a review meeting
with the registered political parties.

On the counting day, each centre would also be monitored by
a surveillance camera. "Results will be announced after
completion of each round. Because of that there may be some
delay in announcing the results this time," he said.

Tamil Nadu along with Kerala and Puducherry went to polls
on April 13.

Chief Minister M Karunanidhi is contesting from his home
town of Tiruvarur constituency while his rival, AIADMK chief
Jayalalithaa from Srirangam constituency.

PTI