Local body polls in Anna Nagar, Zone 8: Wards, candidates and issues

CHENNAI LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS 2022

Zone 8 Anna Nagar Elections
Anna Nagar zone covers areas such as Shenoy Nagar, Aminjikarai and Anna Nagar. Pic: Greater Chennai Corporation

Zone Snapshot:

Wards– 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108

Population– 757273 (2013)

Polling Stations– 572

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:

  • In January of 2021, the waste collection in 11 out of 15 zones were handed over to private companies. Zone 8, was one of the zones where a waste collection contract was handed to Ramky Enviro Engineers (a private envrionmetal services company). The company absorbed around a 100 workers, and the rest (who were employed under the National Urban Livelihoods Mission) were terminated from their jobs. Many of the NULM workers who had been working under the GCC for over 10 years were promised permanent employment, but instead they were abruptly laid off. In addition, there has been no compensation provided to those who were laid off.
  • Anna Nagar was one of the worst hit during last year’s rains. For example, residents of the Golden Jublee Apartments (developed by Tamil Nadu Housing Board) in Anna Nagar West were marooned for two days due to floods. Many residents had to vacate to other places in the process. According to a resident, new residential projects around the complex raised the road levels by three feet, preventing the natural flow of water from older residential areas (such as Golden Jublee Apartments) into the Cooum river, causing excess flooding.
  • Excess flooding during rains has also been caused due to overflowing of nearby lakes and marshes. For example, during the rains, water from the Anai Eri (in Pallikarnai) overflowed into streets of Anna Nagar among other areas. Residents have been demanding that a channel be created linking the Eri to Narayanapuram Lake, based on the natural slopes in the land. Existing storm water drains in the area proved ineffective during the week long flooding as they were too small to hold the amount of water coming in. Flooding in the zone has also been caused by water overflowing from Otteri Nullah, parts of the Cooum River, and Virugambakkam-Arumbakkam canal.
  • Repairing of damaged interior roads in areas such as Aminjikarai and Arumbakkam, replacement of old water supply are key demands of voters for this election. Dumping of garbage in the Cooum River has become worse in the last year, with residents demanding strict action from the corporation on the same.
  • According to residents in Shenoy Nagar, ground water levels have also decreased in the area due to felling of trees for the Metro Rail Project.
Anna Nagar Zone 8 Elections
Loss of green cover in Thiru Vi Ka Park in Shenoy Nagar in 2019. Pic: Google Earth

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Ward 94

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

Name of Previous Councillor: V.Vasantha

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
JayinDMK
MohanADMK
SriramMNM 
MohanAMMK
DeepakNTK
Senthil KumarIndependent Candidate

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 94, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 95

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

Name of Previous Councillor: A. Pathima

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
Sudha DheenadayalanDMK
SubadraADMK
VaniMNM 
SenpagavalliAMMK
AshwiniBJP
KalaivaniNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 95, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 96

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

Name of Previous Councillor: S. Puspalatha

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
DhanalakshmiINC
SubbulakshmiADMK
Jenitha Sagaya MaryMNM 
MangaiyargarasiAMMK
NirmalaBJP
MohanaNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 96, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 97

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

Name of Previous Councillor: V. Vasu

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
UmmaiyavalliIndependent Candidate
KarpagamADMK
ThatsayiniMNM 
NageshwariAMMK
MohanaBJP
Jessy StephenNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 97, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 98

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

Name of Previous Councillor: M. Rasu

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
PriyadarshiniCPI(Marxist)
JayanthiADMK
Hema UmapathiMNM 
VisalakshmiAMMK
ShantiBJP
ShantiNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 98, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 99

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

Name of Previous Councillor: K. Barani

Reservation: Scheduled Castes (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
Barithi IlamvazhuthiDMK
SivagamiADMK
SilambarasanMNM 
BanumathiAMMK
SrinivasaluBSP
SasikumarNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 99, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 100

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

Name of Previous Councillor: K. Maliga

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
Vasanthi ParamasivamDMK
RevathiADMK
Pravin KumariMNM 
LurthumaryAMMK
PorselviBJP
BanumathiNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 100, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.


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Ward 101

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

Name of Previous Councillor: P. Selvi

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
Matilda GovindarajDMK
SelviADMK
AnandiMNM 
MaheshwariAMMK
Jayalakshmi PaneerselvanBJP
VanajaNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 101, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 102

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

Name of Previous Councillor: Jeevarathinam Alias T.Jeeva

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
RaniDMK
Anandi Kumararaja ADMK
Karthika PonnusamyMNM 
VijayaAMMK
JothiBJP
GeethaNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 102, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 103

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

Name of Previous Councillor: P. Vasugi

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
PushpalathaDMK
GayathriADMK
RadhapriyaMNM 
UsharaniAMMK
PunithaBJP
ParagathnishaNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 103, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 104

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

Name of Previous Councillor: Ramani

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
SemmozhiDMK
GothandanADMK
BalajiMNM 
BhaskaranAMMK
GopalBJP
NarasimmanNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 104, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 105

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

Name of Previous Councillor: Sugumarbabu

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
Jayrani INC
SukumaranADMK
GaneshMNM 
KalaiarasanAMMK
MuralimohanBJP
ThangamariNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 105, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 106

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

Name of Previous Councillor: Venkatesan

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
RamalingamDMK
MuruganADMK
SumathiMNM 
SulaimanrajaAMMK
RakeshBJP
SivasankariNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 106, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 107

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

Name of Previous Councillor: D.Kasuthuri

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
LalithaVCK
KarthiyayiniADMK
Shabnam RahmanMNM 
SabithaAMMK
SudhaBJP
GeethaNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 107, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 108

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

Name of Previous Councillor: Amirbasha

Reservation: Scheduled Castes (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
SundharajanDMK
Sampath KumarADMK
KamalMNM 
PrabakharAMMK
JeevakumarBJP
BalajiNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 108, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

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