Local body polls in Kodambakkam, Zone 10: Wards, candidates and issues

CHENNAI LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS 2022

Kodambakkam Zone 10 Elections
Kodambakkam encompasses 16 wards, including areas such as West Mambalam, K.K. Nagar, Saidapet and parts of T Nagar. Pic: Taken from GCC Website

Zone snapshot

Wards – 127. 128. 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142

Population – 704697 (2013)

Number of polling stations – 613

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:

  • Many parts of the zone such as T Nagar, Saidapet, West Mambalam, K.K. Nagar, Ashok Nagar have experienced extreme water logging during last year’s rains. In Saidapet, residents cite the example of Thiruvalluvar Street, where water stagnated and rose as rains continued. In T Nagar, despite heavy investments and publicity around the Smart City Project in the area, the new storm water drains and civic infrastructure were unable to take the load of rainwater coming in. Residents have asked for the sewer lines and stormwater drains to be redone, as well as a monthly open house at the respective division offices, to ensure communication between officials and residents.
  • Sellers at Koyambedu Wholesale Fruits and Vegetables Market have been demanding proper facilities such as clean drinking water, a healthcare center and a park, for years.
  • Residents of K.K. Nagar (coming under ward 136) have been asking for a community hall, a library, and maintenance of parks in the area. Residents in West Mambalam (coming under ward 134) have voiced concern over the sewage lines in the area, as several houses were inundated during the rains and sewage was found to be mixing with the stagnated water.
  • Pondy Bazar has been in bad shape, especially after its development work started. Some of the key concerns are that there is a lack of a well thought-out parking policy and the Pedestrian Plaza project has been poorly planned.
  • The Kodambakkam Residential Welfare Association has also mentioned how waste often overflows in public dustbins. There is a lack of home level waste segregation, which increases the burden on conservancy workers who would have to wade through the ill-maintained public dustbins.
  • Construction for Metro Rail Phase 2 has led to large scale traffic congestion in the zone, due to shrunken road space.
Kodambakkam Zone 10 elections
Koyambedu Market Sellers have been asking for proper civic amenities for years. Pic: Sri Loganathan

Ward 127:

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

Name of Previous Councillor: K. Malairajan

Reservation:  None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
LoguDMK
MuruganADMK
RameshAMMK
RajaPMK
BalakirshnanMNM 
ThirumuruganNTK
KumaresanBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 127, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 128:

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

Name of Previous Councillor:  G. Jayanthi

Reservation:  Women (General) 

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
Stella Jasmin RathnaDMK
SangeethaADMK
SangeethaAMMK
GunasundariPMK
PriyadarshiniMNM 
PacchaiyammalNTK
SaraswathiBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 128, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 129

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

Name of Previous Councillor:  V. Senthilpandi

Reservation: None 

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
RavisankarDMK
RameshADMK
GunaseelanAMMK
ManikandanPMK
NarayananNTK
SenthilkumarBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 128, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 130

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

Name of Previous Councillor: Sathya Marayanan (A) P.Sathya

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
BhaskarINC
Vadapalani K.K. SaravananADMK
RaviAMMK
SelvakumarMNM
EzhumalaiPMK
VenkatesanNTK
SathyanarayananBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 130, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 131

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

Name of Previous Councillor:  M. Gunasekaran

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
GomathiDMK
Anandhi PrabhaADMK
Bharath RaniAMMK
RanjaniMNM
JesindhaPMK
SathyavaniNTK
KruthikaBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 131, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here


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Ward 132

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

Name of Previous Councillor:  A. Alamelu

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
KarthikaDMK
KanchanaADMK
KarthikaAMMK
KavithaMNM
BalaraniPMK
PravinaNTK
SanthakumariBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 132, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 133

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

Name of Previous Councillor: Geethalaxmi Elumalai

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
EzhumalaiDMK
RajaADMK
RavindiranAMMK
PrabhakaranMNM
ArumugamPMK
Aziz AhmedNTK
KalidasBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 133, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 134

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

Name of Previous Councillor: LIC Manikkam

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
Gopala KrishnanINC
AnuradhaADMK
LakshmiAMMK
PushparajMNM
PameelaPMK
KanakavalliNTK
Uma AnandanBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 134, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 135

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

Name of Previous Councillor: Badmini Sundaram

Reservation: Scheduled Castes (Women)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
Santhi VCK
MalarADMK
Selvi ThilakavathiAMMK
JanakiMNM
JanapriyaPMK
NirmaladeviNTK
LalithaBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 135, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 136

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

Name of Previous Councillor: Video V.Saravanan

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
NilavarasiDMK
Lakshmi GovindaswamiADMK
PushpaAMMK
KelariMNM
ShantiPMK
Anis FatimaNTK
SudhaBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 179, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 137

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

Name of Previous Councillor: C. Subramani

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
DanasekharanDMK
PazhaniADMK
LakshmikanthAMMK
SaravananMNM
Krishna KumarPMK
JayapriyaNTK
YuvarajBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 137, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here


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Ward 138

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

Name of Previous Councillor: K. Vidhibalan

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
KannanDMK
KamarajADMK
SekharAMMK
ChakkaravarthiMNM
RaviPMK
ManikandanNTK
PremnathBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 138, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 139

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

Name of Previous Councillor: N.K. Vatchala

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
PerumalIndependent Candidate
SukumarADMK
DinadayalanAMMK
PravinMNM
BalasubramanianPMK
KalaiarasiNTK
SaravanamuruganBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 139, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 140

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

Name of Previous Councillor: N. Baskaran

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
ShridaranDMK
BhaskaranADMK
VeeramaniAMMK
SharatkumarMNM
ArumugamPMK
SubramanianNTK
RamachandranBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 140, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 141

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

Name of Previous Councillor: R.C. Arumugam

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
ViswanathanDMK
ArumugamADMK
ParthasaradhiAMMK
AkshayMNM
BoopathiPMK
AdhikesavanNTK
SinivasanBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 141, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 142

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

Name of Previous Councillor: M.M. Babu

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
KrishnamurthiDMK
BhaskarADMK
UmaAMMK
SalmonMNM
DivakarPMK
LeninNTK
SankaramanBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 142, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

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