Special Correspondent

Collector holds meeting with representatives in view of elections

SALEM: The district administration has sought suggestions from representatives of all political parties on setting up polling stations for the local body elections.

Collector N. Mathivanan, who held a meeting with the representatives here on Monday, said the district electorate had to elect a union chairman, 29 district ward councillors, 20 union ward councillors, 288 union ward council members, 385 village panchayat presidents, 1,543 village panchayat ward councillors, a corporation mayor, 60 corporation ward councillors, four municipal chairmen, 111 municipal ward members, 33 town panchayat chairmen and 510 town panchayat ward members.

The district administration had already published the sites for the proposed polling stations. If the representatives wanted to shift any polling station, they should submit their demands. The officials concerned would scrutinise the demands, and if found reasonable, would be considered. The reasons for rejections would also be conveyed. The the finalisation of polling stations would end on August 14.

He urged political parties to cooperate with the district administration to conduct the polls in a fair and peaceful manner. Officials from the revenue department and representatives from Congress, AIADMK, BSP, DMDK and other parties participated.