When the polling is underway in Tamil Nadu, a woman candidate in the state, who is contesting in the assembly polls, had attempted to commit suicide in Chennai. The shocking development had caught the attention across the state and the local police had arrived at the spot and rescued her from taking the extreme step.
According to reports, Veeralakshmi is the candidate of My India Party contesting in the Pallavaram constituency in Chennai. On Tuesday, amid the polling in the state, she had climbed on a cellphone tower and threatened to commit suicide by alleging that the police had failed to act on her complaint against some miscreants who had sent obscene videos to her.
She had filed a complaint with the police last month to take action against such people. Though she demanded an action, she alleged that the police had failed to act on her complaint. She arrived at Pallavaram on Tuesday with her supporters and she climbed on a cell phone tower and began raising slogans against police for not acting on her complaint.
After she threatened to commit suicide by jumping from the tower, the passersby and informed the incident to the fire and rescue services post which the personnel had reached the spot. Local police had also arrived there and assured her that appropriate action would be taken on her complaint and appealed to her to come down from the tower.
With the assurance that the miscreants would be traced, Veeralakshmi had climbed down from the tower with the help of the firemen. The development has come when Tamil Nadu has been voting to elect the new government in the state. Tamil Nadu is going through the polling for the assembly election on Tuesday and the voting has begun at 7 am and will last till 7 pm with the last one hour being reserved for the Corona patients. Over 88,000 polling stations have been installed across the state and around 4000 candidates are in the fray.
The state has 6,28,69,995 voters who are eligible to cast their votes on Tuesday of which men account for 3,09,23,651 and women account for 3,19,39,112. Around 7,192 voters in Tamil Nadu are transgender. A total of 4,17,521 personnel will be involved in the electoral process. The Election Commission has unveiled arrangements to ensure that the COVID-19 patients would get a chance to cast their votes. The voters in Tamil Nadu who are in isolation due to COVID-19 can go to the polling booth between 6 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday and they can cast their votes.