SEC bars 99 from entering local poll fray in Tiruvarur

Published: 21st August 2016 06:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2016 06:42 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu State Election Commission (SEC) has disqualified 12 more people in Tiruvarur from contesting the civic polls for next three years, taking the total number to 99.

They had failed to submit their campaign expenditure for the 2011 elections. “All these 99 candidates will not be allowed to contest for the post of chairman, councillor or ward member for a period of three years,” said a source in SEC. The order disqualifying 12 was passed on August 17.

The Tamil Nadu District Municipalities Act mandates all candidates to file their campaign expenses within 30 days of declaration of the results. In Tiruvarur, out of the 108 candidates, only nine did so. The District Election Office had sent show cause notices to the remaining 99 candidates on December 2012 asking them to submit accounts along with their explanation for non-submission within 20 days. But, only 12 had submitted their reply, belatedly.

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