The state election commission will announce the local elections soon, Minister Jayakumar said.

On behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu on the occasion of Martyr’s Day, ministers Jayakumar, Kadambur Raju and Benjamin paid floral tributes to the the statues of martyrs Sankaranalingam and Arya Bashiyam.

Speaking to reporters later, Minister Jayakumar said that State Election seeks time for it its upto State election commission to decide hope dates will be announced very soon. Central minister yesterday announced that funding to Tamilnadu government will be stopped if local body elections are not conducted.

Minister Jayakumar replied that everyone is free to comment on actor Surya’s views on the new education policy and the question of condemnation of Minister Kadambur Raju.