AIADMK ready for local body polls: EPS

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today said it is up to the State Election Commission (SEC) to decide when to hold the civic polls.

Speaking to mediapersons here, he said SEC is an independent body. 'We (AIADMK) are getting applications for the civic polls as the time is less,' he said.

He also said the Mayors of the Corporations will be directly elected by the people.He further said the High Court has only restricted the installation of banners and there is no order about flag poles.

He also said that it has become difficult for the government to acquire lands for any development works in the State due to protests.'Road expansion, installation of transformers are all stalled due to protests and cases. Central government has sanctioned the expansion of 14 roads, but we are not able to fulfil it due to the lack of cooperation from the public,' he added.