Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections COVID-19 February 27 Highlights: The Election Commission Friday announced that Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry will be held on April 6. According to the EC, the Bihar model will be followed since the polls will be held amid the pandemic.
The Model Code of Conduct will come into force immediately after the announcement of the election dates, Sunil Arora, Chief Election Commissioner said during a press conference today.
Keen to wrest power from the ruling AIADMK in the forthcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, the DMK has started distributing application forms seeking aspirants wishing to contest the polls on the party’s symbol –the ‘rising sun’. The process of handing out application forms has been underway since February 17. Sources said more than 5,000 applications have been distributed, so far. The party had, in a release, said those who wish to contest from general constituencies have to pay 25,000 rupees and those seeking to enter the fray from seats reserved for women or minorities would have to shell out Rs 15,000.