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SC puts on hold local body polls in 9 newly-carved out TN districts

The Supreme Court on Friday decided to put on hold the elections for local bodies in nine new districts, carved out from four existing ones, in Tamil Nadu for complying with legal formalities such as delimitation and reservation in four months. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) S A Bobde considered the suggestion put forward by the Tamil Nadu government that it was willing to put on hold the local body polls in the nine districts for complying with legal formalities such as a fresh delimitation exercise and for deciding the issue of reservation for women and SC/ST candidates. The bench, also comprising justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant, said, There shall be no legal impediment in holding the elections in the rest nine districts of Tamil Nadu. It directed the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission to conduct the delimitation exercise and other formalities afresh and conclude them in four months. The bench also said the local body elections in the remaining districts of the

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