Local body polls in Perungudi, Zone 14: Wards, candidates and issues

CHENNAI LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS 2022

chennai zone 14 perungudi
Zone 14 comprises areas such as Perungudi, Vanuvampet and Pallikaranai.

Zone snapshot:

Wards – 168, 169, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191

Population – 322728 (2013)

Number of polling stations – 279

To locate your polling station – https://tnsec.tn.nic.in/tn_election_urban2021/find_your_polling_station.php

To locate your ward and zone – https://chennaicorporation.gov.in/gcc/citizen-details/location-service/find_zone.jsp

Issues in the zone:

  • Poor civic amenities in many slums in the zone are a persistent issue. Residents of Kallukuttai slum have decided to boycott the civic polls on account of not having basic facilities despite living in the area for nearly four decades. They demand better roads, drainage facilities and solutions to water shortage in the summer months. 
  • Many roads of Srinivasa Nagar have been left out of the stormwater drain project that has been initiated in the Kovalam basin. The network has not been integrated with the larger SWD project in the area, leaving many residents worried about its effect. 
  • Milling of roads has not been done when roads were relaid in Kamaraj Nagar. This has led to an increase in the height of the roads, despite an order from the government to carry out milling as the first step in road relaying. 
  • Poor roads are an issue in many parts of the zone. Arterial roads such as Corporation Road are ridden with potholes. The commuters who use these roads to access the residential areas and schools and hospitals are affected by frequent road laying working and digging that takes place for repairs. 
  • Pollution of Perungudi lake is an issue that has not seen many solutions. The National Green Tribunal has raised the issue of contamination of water in the lake and highlighted a lack of concrete plans to fix the same.
  • Shrinking Pallikaranai marshland and persistent pollution is a key issue that has remained unaddressed despite crores being spent on the area. The nearby landfill is also affecting the ecological balance of the area. 
  • Micro plastics have been found contaminating the groundwater near the dumpyard in Perungudi. Despite steps such as biomining, the dumpyard remains a source of concern for residents in the surrounding areas.
chennai pallikaranai
The satellite image from 16 December 2001 shows the 140 acre dump yard in Pallikarnai marsh. Credits: Harris Sultan

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Ward 168

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor:  J.Manikandan

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
MohankumarDMK
ChandramohanADMK
ShankarAMMK
VijayakumarMNM
SivakumarPMK
SahayarajNTK
PandeeswaranBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 168, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 169

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: P.A.Jeyachandren

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
MaheshkumarDMK
PahaniADMK
VasanthAMMK
Lateef HassanMNM
SuresPMK
PugazhendhiNTK
VeluBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 169, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 183

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: Rajaram

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
ThamizharasiDMK
ShobanaADMK
UmadeviAMMK
JayamalaMNM
VelvizhiPMK
VaishnaviNTK
MAry ElizabethBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 183, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 184

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: Amudha

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
RavichandranDMK
JanakiramanADMK
ManoAMMK
MunidevanMNM
JoshuaPMK
BhaskarNTK
NagarajanBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 184, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 185

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: Viswanathan

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
SharmilaDMK
JayanthiADMK
KarpagamAMMK
ThenmozhideviMNM
ParameshwariPMK
ManimekalaiNTK
SheelaBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 185, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 186

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: G.M.Janakiraman

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
ManikandanDMK
DillibabuADMK
Prince JosephAMMK
RajivkumarMNM
ShaktivelPMK
IndiranNTK
ParamasivanBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 186, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here


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Ward 187

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: Uma

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
Shirley JayaramanDMK
UmaADMK
SavithriAMMK
SuganthakumariMNM
SamundeeshwariPMK
Shoba MaliniNTK
Krishna PriyaBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 187, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 188

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: Ponnusamy

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
SameenaDMK
AnandhiADMK
EzhilarasiAMMK
JayamalaMNM
ValliPMK
VasanthiNTK
VennilaBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 188, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 189

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: C.Rangan

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
BabuDMK
RameshADMK
RajeshAMMK
ParthasarathyMNM
ThirugnanamPMK
SrinivasanNTK
BrindhaBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 189, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 190

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: Pannerselvam

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
PannerdhassVCK
SivaprakasamADMK
AnandhanAMMK
ShankarMNM
MohanramanPMK
RamasubramaniamNTK
KumaranBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 190, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 191

Ward boundaries: http://www.stationeryprinting.tn.gov.in/extraordinary/2018/408_Ex_VI_2.pdf

Name of Previous Councillor: Manokaran

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
AdhilakshmiDMK
LakshmiADMK
UmarnissaAMMK
VidhyaMNM
PremaPMK
RadhikaNTK
PrameelaBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 191, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

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Aruna is an Associate Editor at Citizen Matters. She has a BA in Economics and a PG Diploma in Journalism. She has also worked in a think-tank on waste management policy and with a non-profit in sport for development. She writes on civic issues, governance, waste, commute and urban policy. She tweets at @aruna_n29.