By-poll in Karunanidhi's Tiruvarur constituency on Jan 28

The Election Commission announced on Monday that by-poll in Tiruvarur Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu, which fell vacant following the death of former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, will take place on January 28.

According to Election Commission, model code of conduct has come into immediate effect in the constituency. Votes polled on January 28 will be counted on January 31.
Since Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used during the by-election, results are expected to be announced before the noon of January 31.
Following the by-poll announcement on Monday, conduct of village meetings in Tiruvarur by DMK president M K Stalin have come under scanner. It remains to be seen whether the EC would allow the meeting.

Stalin was set to kick off village meetings of the party in Tiruvarur district on January 3. This followed a decision at the party’s consultative meeting in Chennai recently. The DMK had decided to conduct meetings in all the 12,617 village panchayats across the State.

The party high-command has requested district secretaries to conduct meetings in every village in their respective districts. Subsequently, it was decided that the meetings will be kicked off by Stalin on January 3.