Ahead of local body polls, TN election commission sect transferred: DMK condemns the move
- Just before the TN local body elections, the Tamil Nadu government has transferred the Secretary of the Tamil Nadu State EC, prompting criticism from the Opposition.
- According to orders by TNSEC, S Palaniswami has been posted as Director of Town Panchayats & Villupuram District Collector L Subramanian is posted as the Secretary of the poll body.
- Many other IAS officers of the state, including district collectors, were also transferred on Thursday.
- MK Stalin said that the move was condemnable when works for local body polls are in full swing.
- Both parties, the AIADMK as well as the DMK, have begun distribution of applications for those who wish to contest in the long-delayed polls.