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TN Govt issues GO declaring April 18 as public holiday

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The government Wednesday issued a government order, announcing a public holiday on April 18, the day the polls will be held in the state

According to the GO, the has notified that the poll day for to and Bye-Elections to 18 Assembly constituencies in be declared as "public holiday" under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

".. the of hereby declares April 18, the date on which the polls for the and bye-elections to 18 assembly constituencies will take place in Tamil Nadu, to be a public holiday", the order issued by chief secretary said.

Elections to 39 Parliamentary seats Tamil Nadu will be held on April 18 in a single phose polling.

Tamil Nadu votes in the second phase of the seven-phase elections to a total of 543 seats.

The AIADMK-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), its rival DMK-led (SPA), Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam and TTV Dhinakaran's Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) are the main contenders in the polls, making it a four-cornered contest.

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First Published: Wed, March 27 2019. 23:05 IST