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Supreme Court asks EC to respond to DMK's plea on by-polls in Tamil Nadu in two weeks

News Agencies | Updated on: 15 March 2019, 12:06 IST

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Election Commission to respond to the DMK's plea seeking directions to the poll panel for holding by-elections in three vacant assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu.

A bench comprising Justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer asked the EC to file its response within two weeks, The DMK has questioned the poll panel's move to not hold by-elections in Tiruparankundram, Ottapidaram and Aravakurichi.

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for the DMK, told the bench that it is "bizarre" that the Election Commission is holding by-elections for 18 of 21 vacant assembly constituencies in the state. 

-PTI

First published: 15 March 2019, 12:06 IST
 
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