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Trust directed to declare results of elections

Published: 27th June 2013 12:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th June 2013 12:44 PM   |  A+A-

The Madras High Court has directed TN Seshan, the interim administrator of Pachaiyappa’s Trust, to immediately declare the results of the election held on May 26 this year.

After declaring the result, the administrator should file a report in this court for confirmation of the result, Justice R Sudhakar said on Wednesday.

Originally, by an order dated April 19 last, the judge directed Seshan to conduct elections to fill five vacancies in the post of trustees in different categories as per the time schedule specified in this order. Pursuant to this, the elections were conducted and a report was filed by Seshan on June 5. In the report, Seshan stated that N Sankaralingam (retired Deputy Collector) had been elected Chief Election Officer, one B Raja was appointed as Electoral Registration officer and RP Vijayakumar as the Returning Officer for all the three constituencies.

The election was conducted on May 26 peacefully, but the results were not declared in view of the directions of this court on May 23.

The report further stated that the entire election records had been kept in safe custody.

Now, the counsel for Seshan sought the direction of the court to declare the results and the HC to confirm the same. And the judge on Wednesday granted permission to declare the results.

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