Not possible to conduct local body polls: TN to SC

Chennai: Tamilnadu Government today submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court saying that it is not possible to conduct the local body elections now.

In the affidavit, the government has said since the Lok Sabha polls are happening it is not possible to get the electoral rolls from the Election Commission of India and verify it as the officials were busy with the elections.

It may be noted that State Election Commission (SEC) recently sought three more months time to conduct civic polls in Tamilnadu.

The SEC in January said the civic polls will be conducted by the last week of May. Posts in local bodies in the State have been lying vacant since 24 October 2016.

NT Bureau