CHENNAI: The ruling AIADMK has sought applications from party aspirants to contest in the local bodies elections. The party will also convene a meeting of its general and executive councils on November 24.
The party, which is gearing up for the civic bodies elections to be notified, has announced a list of persons who are to be in charge of all the 56 party districts. These leaders will camp in the respective districts and receive the applications.
A joint statement by AIADMK coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and co-coordinator and CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami have appealed to the party members to submit their applications at the party's respective district headquarters on Nov. 15 and 16.
Also, the party will convene a meeting of its general and executive councils on November 24. The meeting will be chaired by AIADMK presidium chairman E. Madhusudanan at Shrivaaru Venkatachalapathy Palace here, the party said in an official statement. The meeting comes in the backdrop of the party's recent victory in the Assembly constituencies of Vikravandi and Nanguneri that went to polls on October 21.
The local body elections will be conducted in Tamil Nadu after a gap of nearly three years. Though the State Election Commission is likely to notify elections in the last week of this month or early December, it is awaiting a directive from the Supreme Court for finalising the schedule. Officials hope to complete the election process ahead of Pongal festival in mid-January.
The commission is expecting the directive from SC regarding a petition seeking extra time of four more weeks for notifying the elections. Though the petition has been admitted, the apex court is yet to take up the petition for hearing. Based on the SC directive, the commission will prepare the schedule for the elections, sources said.