The Madras High Court on Wednesday sought to know from the state Chief Electoral Officer when the Election Commission proposes to hold the by-elections to Tiruparankunram and Tiruvarur Assembly constituencies.
The assembly seats had fallen vacant after the death of DMK leader M Karunanidhi (Thiruvarur) and AIADMK MLA A K Bose (Thiruparankundram).
Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a bench comprising justices K K Sasidharan and P D Audikesavalu here expressed dissatisfaction over the by-elections for the two constituencies not being held.
It asked the Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer what steps had been taken to hold the by-elections in the two constituencies.
If any by-election schedule for the constituencies had been prepared, then the CEO could submit the same to the court, the bench said.
The petitioner submitted that the constituencies were without a representative for a long time and sought a direction from the court to the EC to conduct the elections.
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