Civic polls to be conducted as scheduled: Election Commission to HC

Monday, Aug 17, 2015,21:05 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | The Kerala state Election Commission today told the high court that elections to local bodies are to be conducted as scheduled and the process has to be completed on the basis of 2010 delimitation.
The poll panel made the submission before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ashok Bhushan during the hearing of an appeal filed by the government against the decision of a single judge setting aside formation of 69 new gram panchayats.
The single judge had quashed the government order forming new village panchayats by carving out parts of 84 villages. By this judgement, the election to local bodies, due in October this year, has to be conducted on the basis of earlier delimitation.    The court adjourned further hearing to tomorrow.