The Tamil Nadu State Election Commission has issued a government order to prepare voters list for the long pending local body elections. Following this, it is expected that civic polls would happen soon in the state. A few days ago, the Tamil Nadu government had submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court saying that it is not possible to conduct the local body elections now.
In the affidavit, the government had said since the Lok Sabha polls are happening it is not possible to get the electoral rolls from the Election Commission of India and verify it as the officials were busy with the elections.
Recently, the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission (TNSEC) filed yet another sub-application in the Madras High Court, stating that it will not be possible to issue the notification for the polls before May 31 and that it required three more months’ time.