Cross-voting and rebellion overshadowed the indirect elections to urban local body councils on Friday as rebel DMK candidates defeated their party colleagues and alliance candidates in many municipalities and town panchayats across the state. VCK, Congress and CPM among the Secular Progressive Alliance parties turned out to be the casualties of the DMK rebel candidates’ indiscipline after the latter defeated… Continue reading "Stalin asks rebel DMK councillors to resign from posts alloted to alliance parties"
Tag: Urban local body polls
Counting of votes for the urban local body polls commenced at 8 am in all 268 counting centres covering 21 municipal corporations and adjacent municipalities. With tight security in place, election department staff, counting agents, party poll agents and candidates thronged the counting centre from 6 am onwards, Tamil Nadu State Election Commission sources said. Postal votes were counted first… Continue reading "ULB polls: Counting of votes begins in Tamilnadu amid tight security"
With major cash hauls and fiery exchange between leaders, the charged urban local body poll campaigning is set to end on Thursday 6 pm. The Tamil Nadu State Election Commission has made an announcement on the same. Any meeting or campaign after 6 pm will invite severe action, the state election body warned. On Wednesday, TNSEC commissioner Palani Kumar convened… Continue reading "Campaigning for local body polls draws to close today 6 pm"
The number of candidates contesting for the urban local body elections in Chennai has reduced as more 200 nominations were rejected by the district election office. On Saturday, the polling officials scrutinized the nominations received from candidates. As many as 3,546 nominations were received till Friday. Of the total nominations, 228 nominations have been rejected citing various reasons. Presently, 3,318… Continue reading "Election office rejects more than 200 nominations for urban local body elections in Chennai"
Tamilnadu State Election Commissioner V Palanikumar on Wednesday announced the poll schedule for the urban local body polls in Tamilnadu. He said that the the polling for all local bodies will be on February 19 and the counting of votes will be on February 22. Nominations will start on January 28 and the last day for withdrawal of nomination will… Continue reading "Important details about Urban local body polls"