State Election Commissioner R Palaniswamy today said elections for urban local bodies like city Corporations and Municipalities will be held at the earliest.Speaking to media persons today, he said the recently held rural local body elections took place without any malpractices.'Clarifications were given to the complaints made by the DMK.
A total of 77.46 per cent votes were polled in both the phases. If any mistake is found during the counting process, action will be taken based on video recordings. There are no confusions in the electoral rolls,' he said.He further said counting has been stopped in 25 places. 'Those who are elected will assume office at 10 am on 6 January,' he added. In a closely fought contest in polls to rural civic bodies in 27 districts, the the ruling AIADMK and the main opposition DMK emerged winners in most of the seats, with the latter getting a slight edge over the former.