Civic elections to the local bodies in Tamil Nadu have been cleared by the Supreme Court’s Wednesday order to hold the December 27 and 30 polls as per the 2011 census. Opposition parties of the state DMK and its allies have
petitioned the Supreme Court seeking for postponement of the civic polls. DMK and its allies have alleged that the Tamil Nadu state election commission had used 1991 census data for the delimitation and other poll-related determinations like reservations in wards etc. where
the 2011 census data should have been used.
After hearing the petition by the Supreme Court, the bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) S.A. Bobde gave the green signal to elections after the Tamil Nadu government confirmed using the 2011 census figures for all relevant exercises linked to the upcoming panchayat elections in the state.
The civic polls will be held on December 27 and 30, 2019. There is no ban for civic polls in the state as of now. The newly formed districts will have elections separately sometime during the next three months. There are nine districts which were formed recently to ease the administration of larger districts.
However, elections to town Panchayats, municipalities and the city corporations would be announced later. Catch up all elections news in Tamil Nadu live here on televisions.