Election Commission of India to conduct the by-elections to the vacant Aravakurichi, Ottapidaram and Tirupparankundram Assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu within a “reasonable period”.
In the Tirupparankundram Assembly constituency, the election of the AIADMK MLA, A.K.Bose, was challenged by the runner-up DMK candidate P. Saravanan.
In the interregnum, Mr. Bose died and the election petition is pending for orders. There is however no stay of conducting elections, the DMK petition said.
In Aravakurichi, AIADMK MLA Senthil Balaji was disqualified by the Speaker along with 17 other M.L.As on September 18, 2017.
The Ottapidaram constituency is represented by disqualified AIADMK MLA Sundararaj.
Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo had said by-polls were not scheduled for the Tirupparankundram, Ottapidaram and Aravakurichi constituencies as election petitions were pending in the Madras High Court.