Tamil Nadu polls: EC issues notification for filing of nominations

EC on Friday issued the notification for the 16 May polls in Tamil Nadu signalling the start of filing of nominations in all the 234 constituencies.

PTI April 22, 2016 18:00:27 IST
Tamil Nadu polls: EC issues notification for filing of nominations

Chennai: Election Commission on Friday issued the notification for the 16 May Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, signalling the start of filing of nominations in all the 234 constituencies.

Tamil Nadu polls EC issues notification for filing of nominations

A file photo of the Election Commission. IBNLive

"The Governor of the state of Tamil Nadu has, by notification issued under sub-section (2) of Section 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 and published in the official Gazette of the state on 22nd April 2016, has been pleaded to call upon all Assembly constituencies in the state, to elect members to the Legislative Assembly," an official release said.

The last date to submit nomination papers is 29 April and it would be scrutinised the next day. 2 May will be the last day for withdrawal.

Polling will be held from 7 AM to 6 PM and the counting of votes will be done on 19 May.

Tamil Nadu polls EC issues notification for filing of nominations

Around 5.6 crore people are eligible to cast their franchise in about 65,000 polling booths.

Tamil Nadu is witnessing a multi-cornered contest with AIADMK and DMK facing off in the electoral battle with PWF-DMDK-TMC combine and PMK and the BJP-led alliance.

Among the top leaders in the poll fray are AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, DMK President M Karunanidhi, his son M K Stalin, DMDK founder Vijayakanth, MDMK's Vaiko and PMK's Chief Ministerial candidate Anbumani Ramadoss.

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