Local Body Polls in Tamil Nadu Will Happen Expect These 9 DistrictsGokul Saravanan (Author) Published Date : Dec 06, 2019 11:44 IST
Local body polls, Tamil Nadu: Polls Will Happen Except for the 9 New Districts: The High Court of Chennai has pronounced its verdict over the appeal against the Local Body Polls of Tamil Nadu. In the verdict, judges confirmed that the local body election should be conducted except the 9 districts that were formed recently.
Following the decision of the High Court, the state election commission has taken back its notice of local body election which was planned to release today. Previously, Tamil Nadu state Election Commission declared the dates (27 and 30th December 2019) for the local body polls. Now the recent action of the election commission has raised the doubt on the conduction of election on the declared dates.
P. Palaniswami, the chief election commissioner of the state's election commission, said that a notice will be released after the thorough understanding of the High Court's judgment.
As per the judgment, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Vellore, Ranipet and Tirupattur are the newly formed districts where the wards are not yet redefined. Hence, the local body polls can be conducted across the Tamil Nadu except for these districts.
Also, the court ordered that the election for these new districts should be conducted in four months. Wards in these districts should be redefined within four months, ordered the court.