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BJP and PMK Move HC, Seek to Further Postpone Thanjavur Polls

EC had earlier deferred polling for Thanjavur Assembly constituency till May 23.

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  • Challenging the decision to hold Assembly elections in the Thanjavur constituency in Tamil Nadu on 23 May, the BJP and the PMK have moved the High Court, seeking further postponement of polling.
    On Friday, the Election Commission (EC) made a submission in the High Court about further deferring the polls when petitions filed by a BJP candidate contesting in Thanjavur and PMK candidate of Aravakurichi came up for hearing.
  • After recording the statement by EC counsel Niranjan Rajagopalan, a vacation bench comprising Justices K Kayanasundaram and D Krishnakumar adjourned the cases to June for further hearing.
  • Earlier, as per the Commission order, polling for Thanjavur Assembly constituency, which was scheduled to be held on 16 May, was postponed to 23 May due to alleged corrupt poll practices.


(With inputs from PTI)

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