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Madras High Court stops local body elections in Tamil Nadu

Court says candidates should not have any criminal records

Gireesh Babu  |  Chennai 

The Madras High Court on Tuesday put on hold the upcoming local body elections in Tamil Nadu. The elections were scheduled to be held in two phases on October 17 and 19.

In an order passed on Tuesday, Justice N Kirubakaran said that a notification dated September 26, 2016, issued to conduct local body elections by the State Election Commission, has been vitiated for non-compliance of Rule 24 of the Tamil Nadu Panchayat (Election) Rules, 1995. The rule pertains to the notification of the election programme. The Court directed the commission to issue fresh notifications, conduct elections and ...

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First Published: Tue, October 04 2016. 18:53 IST
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