Urban civic polls: Madras HC sets deadline to State Election Commission

Chennai: The State Election Commission (SEC) today informed the Madurai bench of Madras High Court that the urban civic polls cannot be conducted as the draft electoral roll has not be released by the Election Commission of India.

A petition against the SEC was filed by Ramesh and was taken up for hearing today. The election body sought four weeks time to submit a report on when the polls will be held. This was objected by the petitioner. After hearing the arguments form both the sides, the judges gave three weeks for the SEC to respond.

NT Bureau