The local body elections in Tamil Nadu is scheduled to be conducted in two phases. The dates have been announced as 17th and 19th of October, and the counting will be on 21st of October.
The state Assembly election was conducted On May 16, this year and the results were on the 19th of May. Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's party AIADMK had won the state assembly polls and the party is hoping for a similar win in the local body polls. The announcement about the local body polls comes at a time when the state chief minister is admitted in the hospital.
CM Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Apollo hospital after she complained of high fever and dehydration on Thursday.
Hundreds of party cadres have come from different parts of the state to visit their party supremo. The party which regards itself as a military party, which follows only the instructions of the party leader – J Jayalalithaa will face a tough time in the upcoming polls in her absence.
The contestants can start making their applications from the September 26 and the application can be withdrawn by October 6.