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SC to hear DMK plea seeking bypolls in three TN Assembly seats on Mar 15

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The on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea of the (DMK), seeking a direction for the to notify bypolls to three vacant Assembly seats, along with 18 others for which by-elections have been scheduled on April 18, on March 15.

The petition filed by the sought a direction for the to notify by-elections and publish a schedule of elections in Aravakurichi, Ottapidaram and Tiruparankundram assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu, along with 18 others for which by-elections have been scheduled on April 18 alongside Lok Sabha polls in

Last Month, MK had issued a statement which read: "In order to have an alliance with the AIADMK, BJP has given assurances for not conducting by-elections in 21 assembly constituencies along with LS elections. I would ask the of to use its Constitutional freedom to conduct by-elections for 21 assembly constituencies along with the Lok Sabha polls in "

"If the Election Commission of collides with the BJP, it will be a historic error and a black chapter in the election history of India," warned

On March 4, the Communist Party of (CPI) and signed a poll pact on two constituencies for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

On the other hand, BJP and AIADMK have also stitched a deal to fight the together in and Puducherry.

In the 235-member Assembly, the AIADMK has 115 members followed by the DMK with 88 and the eight, besides others. 21 seats are still vacant.

Tamil Nadu will vote on April 18 and counting of votes will be held on May 23.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 14:50 IST
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