EC announces revised schedule of Local Bodies Elections in Puducherry
In compliance with the order of the Madras High Court, the Puducherry Election Commission has announced the revised schedule of the Local Bodies Elections in the Union Territory. The elections for five Municipalities and 10 Commune Panchayats will be held in three phases, on 2nd, 7th and 13th November.
State Election Commissioner Roy P. Thomas said that the election for the Pondicherry and Oulgaret Municipalities will be held in the First Phase on November 2. The polling for the five Commune Panchayats in Puducherry – Ariyankuppam, Bahour, Mannadipet, Nettapakkam and Villianur will be held in the Second Phase on November 7. And polling to the three Municipalities – Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam and five Commune Panchayats in Karaikal- Kottucherry, Nedungadu, Neravy, Thirumalairayanpattinam and Thirunallur will be held in the Third Phase on November 13. The filing of nominations will begin on October 11, 15 and 22 for the three phases respectively. The counting of votes will be taken up on November 17. The terms of the 1,149 representatives elected to five Municipalities and 10 Commune Panchayats in 2006 expired in June 2011