TAMILNADU LOCAL BODY ELECTION 2016:

Tamil Nadu local body polls to be held in two phases on 17 and 19 October
The civic polls for urban and rural local bodies in Tamil Nadu will be held in two phases on 17 and 19 October, the state election commission said on Sunday.
“The last date for filing nomination is October 3. Reviewing of the documents will take place the following day. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is on October 6,” said state election commissioner P. Seetharaman. The nomination documents can be collected from 26 September.
With the announcement of the dates of local body polls, the model code of conduct comes into force in Tamil Nadu.The first phase of elections will be held in 10 corporations. Over 1.31 lakh posts are to be filled through direct polls for which a total of 5.8 crore people are eligible to vote.
While the counting of votes will be held on 21 October, oath taking ceremony for all directly elected members will take place on 26 October.
The state election commission has said that the indirect elections to the posts of mayors, municipality chairman, other local body chiefs and deputy chiefs will be held on 2 November.
The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government recently reintroduced indirect elections for the post of mayor of municipal corporations and chairpersons in all local bodies in the state.

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