TN local body polls: SC to hear DMK’s plea Wednesday

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear on Wednesday a fresh plea of the DMK alleging that the Tamilnadu State Election Commission had decided to grant quota to women and SC/ST candidates in local bodies elections on the basis of 1991 census instead of 2011 census. Continue Reading

It’s official: TN local body polls 27, 30 December

After a gap of three years, the Tamilnadu State Election Commission (SEC) today announced that the revised election schedule for rural local bodies will be held in two phases as per the earlier schedule on 27 and 30 December. Continue Reading

Tamilnadu Civic polls: Fresh dates soon

The State Election Commission (SEC) today cancelled the notification announcing the dates for the local body polls, which was released recently. Continue Reading

Supreme Court puts on hold civic polls in 9 Tamilnadu districts

The Supreme Court today decided to put on hold the elections for local bodies in nine new districts, carved out from four existing ones, in Tamilnadu for complying with legal formalities such as delimitation and reservation in four months. Continue Reading

Supreme Court hears DMK’s plea against civic polls

The Supreme Court today started hearing a plea by the DMK seeking to strike down the election notification for local body polls in Tamilnadu, issued by the State Election Commission (SEC) on 2 December, 2019. Continue Reading

Tamilnadu civic polls: SEC holds all-party meet

Crucial points such as when to hold the local body elections and in how many stages they should be conducted were discussed during the all-party meeting held at the State Election Commission today. Continue Reading

TN another step closer to holding civic polls: Booths notified

A second government order has been passed by the State Election Commission to set up booths for the local body polls. This relates to setting up of booths in corporations, municipalities, third grade town panchayats and village panchayats. Continue Reading