Ahead of the long-awaited local body elections for the state, citizens of Zone 13 under the Corporation of Chennai have come together to create an urban ward manifesto that will make governance transparent and effective.
While the Chennai city council stands dissolved, a recent order of the Madras High Court has delayed elections to the municipal body; how do citizens feel about this as they brace themselves for the rains? »
Urban voters have often been berated for the low polling percentages recorded across cities. But is the percentage really that low? And are there procedural issues that could be the reason? Mahesh S T analyses the Chennai rolls. »
Even as the AIADMK government assumed office with a historic second consecutive victory in the Assembly Elections, DMK swept Chennai, by winning 10 out of 16 seats. Another factor was anti-incumbency – except for Dr. »
To view map, see: http://bl.ocks.org/d/37594a1fa5d0467ebf72d714d23ee31e Chepauk-Triplicane constituency was formed by the merging of Chepauk and Triplicane- two localities in Central Chennai- as part of the delimitation process in 2008. Erstwhile Chepauk constituency was represented by DMK »
To view map, see: http://bl.ocks.org/d/af8dc36ebe81deb00e29bc2e96947aae. Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar (R.K. Nagar) was with the DMK from 1977-89, but has been a stronghold of AIADMK since 2001.The constituency has around 2.5 lakh voters, majority of them belonging to »
To view map, see: http://bl.ocks.org/d/3a35085d38f71f53fc61c2c4a31bf3e7 Anna Nagar was a stronghold of DMK till the last elections. DMK was elected here in seven out of nine Assembly Elections since 1977, and M. Karunanidhi was the MLA »
To view map, see: http://bl.ocks.org/d/ef443c75b51c94ad2357832e66205282 The first Assembly Election of this newly formed constituency was held in 2011. Velachery was carved out of Tambaram constituency as part of the delimitation process in 2008. AIADMK’s M.K. Ashok »