Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday cancelled notification for Tamil Nadu local body polls. The Court ordered fresh notification and conducting of polls before December 30, 2016.

As per the original notification, elections were to be held on October 17 and October 19 of this year. The counting of votes was to take place on October 21.

The court has directed the state election commission to issue a fresh notification and complete the poll process by December.

Around 5 lakh aspirants from political parties and independents have filed for the local body elections. Filing of nominations came to an end on Monday, 03 Oct.