New Delhi: The long-awaited local body elections in Tamil Nadu will take place on December 27 and 30 this year, announced the state Election Commission.
Notably, Supreme Court’s Chief Justice SA Bobde had on December 14 chose not to interfere in the Tamil Nadu local body elections and said that the orders already passed would hold good in this case. The SC ruling was in response to a petition filed by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi seeking clarification of an apex court order dated December 11. Counsel for the Tamil Nadu government Mukul Rohatgi also expressed objection to Manu Singhvi’s plea.
Check the Important Dates Announced by EC on Tamil Nadu Rural Local Body Elections:
1) The Tamil Nadu Election Commission released the official poll notification for the state local body elections on December 6, 2019.
2) The filing of nominations for the TN rural body elections began on December 6 and concluded on December 13, 2019.
3) The nominations for the two-phased polls were scrutinised till December 16, 2019.
4) The deadline for withdrawal of nominations was on December 18, 2019.
5) The counting of votes will take place on January 2, 2020.
Earlier this month, DMK’s C R Jayasukin had filed a petition requesting the Supreme Court to strike down a rural civic election notification which was issued by the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission (SEC) on December 2 without exercising the delimitation of wards in the nine newly formed districts in the state. Besides, the election notification which had the dates of rural local body elections did not mention the election dates of town panchayats, municipalities and corporations in Tamil Nadu, stated a report.