Voting in two Tamil Nadu Assembly constituencies – Aravakurichi and Thanjavur – will be held on November 19, the Election Commission said on Monday. Polling in the two constituencies was postponed after the EC found that money had been spent to buy votes. The revised date of polling had to be deferred further as it coincided with Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's swearing-in ceremony.
The election agency had seized Rs 6.75 crore illegal cash in Aravakurichi in May, the same month the state went for Assembly polls. In a statement it had said polling there was postponed "so that the vitiating effect of the money power created by the distribution of money and gift items to the electors of the constituency loses its intensity and a more congenial atmosphere conducive to the conduct of free and fair election is created".