More than 30,000 aspirants file nomination on last day for urban local body polls

For the third consecutive day, offices of assistant returning officers and district collectorates remained packed as more than 30,000 aspirants filed their nominations on the last day.

According to reports, a new record of close to 35,000 nominations were received on Friday. The town panchayat areas of Salem, Erode, Tirupur and Kanyakumari saw brisk filing.
Kanniyakumari district received closed to 4,300 nominations with 3,700 aspiring for town panchayats. Chennai with 200 wards has so far received 3,000 nominations. The numbers may increase as counting will continue on Saturday. As per data, around 1,400 candidates filed their nominations on Friday alone.
Earlier in the day, Tamil Nadu State Election Commissioner V Palani Kumar urged the public and the candidates to lodge complaints to the grievance cell functioning at the TNSEC headquarters.
So far 194 complaints were received and all of them were forwarded to the district election officers seeking action and report. The public should avail of the toll-free facility 18004257072, 18004257073 and 18004257074, a statement from the TNSEC headquarters said.