The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Monday requested the Election Commission to conduct the meeting polls in the third or fourth week of April 2021, because the ballot physique held consultative conferences right here with political events. The principal opposition DMK and different events pitched for single section polling.
The EC group, led by Umesh Sinha, secretary common of the ECI, are on a two day go to to the metro to evaluation the state’s preparedness to maintain the polls subsequent 12 months,because the 5 12 months time period of the meeting is ready to come to an finish on May 24. The announcement for the meeting elections is anticipated early subsequent 12 months.
Pollachi V Jayaraman, Assembly Deputy Speaker and AIADMK election wing secretary,mentioned the social gathering requested EC to advance the ballot to the third or fourth week of April to stop voters from getting uncovered to the extraordinary summer season warmth. The social gathering additionally needed the Commission to replace the electoral rolls by deleting the absentees, he advised reporters.
The DMK, represented by its social gathering MP and organising secretary R S Bharathi, requested the fee to conduct the polls in a single section. “We made this clear to the Election Commission officials.
In the recent past, assembly elections were always conducted in a single phase. To avoid any malpractices and misuse of official machinery, we requested the ECI to conduct the elections in a single phase,” he advised reporters right here.
The DMK additionally sought a ‘well timed response’ to its illustration on the time certain election process for the approaching meeting election. The social gathering needed the EC to establish absentee voters and guarantee a mechanism is put in place to remove malpractice in postal ballots.
The CPI(M) requested the EC to maintain single section polling and take all crucial precautions to safeguard voters and officers in view of the COVID-19 pandemic scenario. “The issue of money power in elections has been quiet rampant in our state and our repeated complaints in this regard during earlier elections were not seriously pursued.
Cash-for-votes has been made the benchmark for canvassing votes by major parties. The Commission should appoint more observers to arrest this trend during the process of elections,” the social gathering mentioned in a petition to the ECI.
Sinha was accompanied by Deputy Election Commissioners, Sudeep Jain and Ashish Kundra, H R Srinivasa, chief electoral officer, Bihar, Pankaj Srivatsava, director, and Malay Mallick, secretary, Election Commission of India. On Tuesday, the EC group will meet numerous enforcement businesses, as additionally the chief secretary, DGP and different authorities secretaries.