State Election Commission gears up for civic polls

The State Election Commission, which is gearing up to hold civic polls in Tamilnadu, held a review meeting with district Collectors on preparedness.

With the High Court directing the SEC to announce the election date before 13 December, top officials of the Commission held the meeting with Collectors.

Meanwhile, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has been moved against the State government's decision to hold indirect election for the Mayors of Corporations and chairpersons of Municipalities.

The Court has said that it would take up the issue, moved by advocate Neelamagam, if it is filed as petition.

As the stage is set for local body elections in the State, the Tamilnadu government on Wednesday promulgated an ordinance for the indirect election of Mayors of Municipal corporations and Chairpersons of municipalities, saying it will lead to stability.