Chennai News Live Updates: Madras HC rejects plea against Udhayanidhi Stalin’s election as MLA – The Indian Express

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DMK youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin at the Tamil Nadu Assembly (PTI, file)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live Updates Today: The Madras High Court on Thursday rejected a plea to declare the election of DMK candidate Udhayanidhi Stalin from the Chepauk Assembly constituency from the May 2021 general elections as null and void. Justice V Bharathidasan rejected the plea while dismissing an election petition from R Premalatha, a voter in Chintadripet coming under the Chepauk constituency here and allowing an application from the DMK leader today.

Tamil Nadu on Thursday saw 73 new COVID-19 infections, pushing the caseload to 34,53,829 while the death toll remained unchanged at 38,025 with nil fatalities being recorded in the last 24 hours, the Health Department said. Recoveries reached 34,15,316 with 32 more people getting discharged in the last 24 hours, leaving 488 active infections, a bulletin said. Meanwhile, following the cluster of COVID-19 positive cases detected on the campus of the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) last week, 26 more people tested positive totalling 171 confirmed cases on the campus, sources in the government said.

Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comment criticising states including Tamil Nadu for not reducing taxes on fuel, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin Thursday said that when the Centre had increased the taxes, the Tamil Nadu government had decreased the taxes.

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