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23 Mar, 22 tweets, 7 min read
Thread: Things that candidates in Tamil Nadu are doing this election season to get votes!

1. AIADMK candidate Thanga Kathiravan, who is contesting from Nagapattinam constituency, had to wash clothes.

2. Prabhakar Raja, DMK candidate from Virugambakkam constituency, made dosas.
AIADMK candidate from Singanallur KR Jayaram sold vegetables. ImageImage
Sampath Kumar, DMK candidate from Edappadi constituency, making beedis. Image
An independent candidate from Madurai, was literally begging for votes and money.
Actor Mansoor Ali Khan, who is contesting as an independent candidate from Thondamuthur constituency in Coimbatore, sat on the ground near garbage and wrote down the grievances of voters.
Paramakudi AIADMK candidate Sathan Prabhakar danced with the voters while campaigning.
AIADMK minister RB Udayakumar cultivating paddy/ votes in Thirumangalam 🙊 😂
DMK Thiruvottiyur candidate KP Sankar trying to box out his opponents 🙊

More than the candidate, I like the reaction of the guy standing in the middle 😂
White dove for peace and votes!

These visuals from DMK Thiruverumbur candidate Anbil Mahesh's election campaign 👇🏼
DMK's Karur candidate and sitting MLA Senthil Balaji running for votes.
K Annamalai, former IPS officer and BJP's candidate from Aravakurichi, danced with the voters during his campaign.
MDMK worker and fisherman Chinnathambi took the election campaigning to the sea! He swam with a placard of MK Stalin near Pamban in Rameshwaram 👇🏼
AIADMK minister SP Velumani, who is facing a tough fight against DMK's Karthikeya Sivasenapathy in Thondamuthur constituency, dancing with few voters today 👇🏼
Actor Mansoor Ali Khan strikes again 🙊 Plays cricket in between campaigning in Thondamuthur.
PMK's Chepauk-Triplicane constituency candidate AVA Kassali sold mangoes, which is also the party's symbol, while campaigning.
AIADMK's Tambaram constituency candidate TKM Chinnaiyya made chapathis/ poori at a local hotel. Extra points for getting the round shape right 😂
That's Coimbatore South Congress candidate Mayura Jayakumar showing his martial arts skills.
That's AIADMK minister D Jayakumar ironing clothes during his election campaign 🙈

Actually he deserves a separate thread just for the variety stuff he does all the time 😂
AIADMK minister Vellamandi Natarajan, Trichy East candidate, cutting chicken into pieces.
Manapparai MMK candidate Abdul Samad is all smiles while making murukku.
Thondamuthur DMK candidate Karthikeya Sivasenapathy bought a Kangeyam bull during his campaign so that voters can take a selfie.

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12 May
Thread: Tamil Nadu health secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan has filed a status report before the Madras High Court regarding the Covid situation.


1. Shortage of Remdesivir: State has demanded 20,000 vials per day, but it is getting only 7000 per day.
2. At present, TN's daily consumption of Oxygen is 470 MT. The total requirement is expected to go up to 850 MT in the next 15 days.

Tamil Nadu is currently getting 419 MT as per National Oxygen Plan.
3. Says 3 measures are imperative to avert a "major catastrophe" & loss of lives:

Supply of 40 MT O2 from INOX Kanjikode should continue for atleast 10 more days, 20 MT supply from Air Water Bellary for another 10 days & atleast 200 MT/ day from steel plants in Eastern India.
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3 May
Thread: Tamil Nadu govt imposes fresh restrictions from 6th May- 20th May amid surge in Covid cases.

- Private and govt offices can function only with 50% capacity

- Metro train, taxis, buses can allow only 50% occupancy.

- Tea shops to be shut by 12pm.
TN guidelines:

- Standalone vegetable and grocery shops, other provision shops will be allowed to open only till 12pm.

- All other shops except essentials like milk, medicine, departmental stores, grocery will be shut.

- Only takeaway allowed in hotels.
TN guidelines:

- All social/ political/ cultural/ entertainment/ educational indoor and outdoor events prohibited. Theatres to remain shut.

- Only 20 people allowed to take part in funerals.

- Spas, salons coming under containment zones in rural areas also will be shut.
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24 Apr
Thread: Tamil Nadu govt imposes fresh restrictions from April 26.

- Shopping malls, large format stores to be shut. Departmental stores allowed with 50% capacity.

- Theatres, recreational clubs, gyms, meeting halls, auditoriums, bars to remain closed.
TN guidelines:

- Salons, spas, parlours, barber shops to be shut.

- Only take away services allowed in hotels, tea shops etc

- E- commerce allowed with time restrictions

- Public not allowed at religious places of worship.
TN guidelines:

- Only 25 people allowed for funerals and 50 for marriages.

- Minimum 50% employees at IT firms should work from home

- Sports training academies will be shut. Training allowed only for international and national sporting events.
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18 Apr
Thread: Tamil Nadu govt issues new guidelines to tackle the spread of Covid.

- Night curfew announced from 10pm to 4 am across the state from April 20.

Public/ private transport not allowed to ply and inter-state/ district transport also suspended during this time period.
- Only essential services allowed to operate during night curfew. Media, petrol pumps, continuous process industries exempted. Transport for emergency medical need, airport, railway station alone will be allowed.

- Total lockdown on Sundays. Only essential services allowed.
- Parcel facility allowed from hotels from 6am- 10am, 12pm- 3pm and 6pm-9pm on Sundays.

-Tamil Nadu class 12 state board examinations postponed. Practical exams to go on as scheduled.

- 100 people allowed for weddings and 50 for funerals.
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8 Apr
Breaking: Tamil Nadu govt announces fresh restrictions in the wake of surge in Covid19 cases.

- Ban on religious gatherings and festivals from April 10

- Restrictions imposed on small traders at Koyambedu market in Chennai from April 10

- Passengers will not be allowed to stand and travel in govt and private buses.

- Only 50% customers allowed in vegetable and grocery shops, tea shops, restaurants, large format stores, big showrooms, malls etc.

- Shops in the state allowed to function only till 11 pm
- Only 50% occupancy allowed in recreational clubs, entertainment parks etc

- Multiplex, theatres can allow only 50% occupancy

- Only 200 people allowed for educational, political, social, cultural, sports indoor meetings/ events etc
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Thread: Main highlights from Tamil Nadu BJP's election manifesto:

- 50 lakhs new employment opportunities will be created.

-Assistance of Rs. 6000 per year for fishermen

- Total prohibition will be implemented in the state

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TN BJP manifesto:

-Administration of Hindu temples will be handed over to a board comprising Hindu scholars & saints.

- Recommend Indian citizenship to Sri Lankan Tamils living in refugee camps.

- Implement anti-conversion laws to criminalise conversion by force or allurement.
TN BJP manifesto highlights:

- Anti cow slaughter act will be strictly implemented. Total ban on smuggling of cows.

-Chennai corporation to be divided into 3 municipal corporations

-Sand mining to be banned for 5 years.

-Free tablets for class 8 and 9 students. Image
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