Indian Youth Congress (IYC) elections have been completed in Punjab, Gujarat, Puducherry, Diu & Daman and Tripura till now, Election Commissioner of IYC Prakash Joshi said on Saturday.

Efforts were on to complete the exercise in the rest of the States before March 2011, Mr. Joshi, also in charge of Tamil Nadu, told the media here.

The process would completed in Rajasthan, Haryana, Mumbai, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh Central in a couple of months, he said.

Mr. Joshi said elections for over 20,000 panchayats and 234 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu had been completed and the results declared.

It was a big task and we have successfully conducted the exercise at the panchayat and assembly constituency levels, he said.

Polls to elect presidents and office-bearers for the 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu as well as elections at the State level would be held at Tiruchi on April 11. The nominations process would be on April 6 and 7 with the scrutiny of applications on April 7.

A State convention would be held on April 11 in the city hours before the commencement of the polling, he said adding that separate booth would be set up for each Lok Sabha seat. The results would be declared on the same day.

A total number of 4,261 members elected from the assembly constituencies would exercise their franchise on the day of polling. The State office-bearers will comprise a president, vice president, and eight general secretaries.

Stating that elections in Tamil Nadu had been conducted in a free and fair manner, he said the exercise was monitored by Youth Congress members from other States.

Youth Congress general secretary (in-charge Tamil Nadu) P.C. Vishnunadh, Tiruchi Corporation Mayor and party member S. Sujatha, Tiruchi Urban District Congress Committee president Jerome Arokiaraj and Tiruchi Lok Sabha constituency Youth Congress Returning Officer Murali Shetty were present on the occasion.

Earlier, Mr. Joshi accompanied by Mr. Arokiaraj and Mr. Shetty inspected a venue in the city for the ensuing Youth Congress elections.