Announcement on TN civic polls soon

Chennai: The State Election Commission is expected to make an announcement on local body elections in the State after the Assembly session is over. “The formal notification is likely to be issued on 15 September,” sources said.

Political parties in Tamilnadu are preparing themselves for the civic polls, the first since the Assembly polls were held on 6 April and the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is focussing on the western region, the only districts where it fared poorly in the Assembly polls.

Tamilnadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president K S Alagiri on Tuesday said that the alliance with the DMK would continue in the ensuing local body polls in nine new districts. The AIADMK-BJP combine is also likely to continue for the civic polls.

In June, the Supreme Court gave the commission time till 15 September for conducting local body polls, including publication and notification of schedule.


NT Bureau