TN co-op elections: HC orders status quo

The Madurai bench of the Madras high court has ordered status quo on the elections to the co-operative societies and sought a report from the Tamil Nadu State Co-operative Societies Election Commission on the nominations received, nominations rejected and reasons for rejecting nominations, reports TOI.

It bears recall that the Tamil Nadu State Co-operatives Election Commission is holding elections to the 18,775 societies which includes 18,435 PACS. It would be a four-phase election to the primary cooperative societies.

Challenging elections, several petitions were filed before the high court bench. One of the petitions was filed by  DMK MLA  R Sakkarapani alleged that the commission had not conducted any election but made selection only.

Petitioners alleged that in the co-operative societies election commission had failed to follow due procedure in holding the polls.

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