Narasimha said that they do not have any intention of non-compliance of order. He added that delimitation will be done in nine districts and post this exercise, the notification will be issued for elections. For this purpose, Narasimha, sought more time. However, the bench did not budge and sought compliance of its order.
The top court on December 11, 2019, had directed the Tamil Nadu government and the state poll panel to conduct upcoming local bodies election by relying on 2011 census instead of the 1991 census as alleged by the opposition DMK.
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) had moved the top court seeking quashing of the notification, issued by the state poll panel on December 7, 2019. The DMK had alleged that for local body election, the state poll panel did not provide quota for women and SC and ST candidates as per the 2011 census, rather it was using 1991 census for this purpose.