Madras HC orders local body polls before November 17

The Madras High Court on Monday ordered the conduct of polls for local bodies in Tamil Nadu before November 17 this year.

The court also ordered the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission to issue the notification for the polls before September 18.

Hearing a case filed by DMK’s R.S. Bharathi seeking conduct of local bodies’ polls at the earliest, the court also ordered that the details of criminal cases against candidates should be uploaded on the election commission website.

The local bodies’ polls were to be conducted last October.

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