Local body polls in Sholinganallur, Zone 15: Wards, candidates and issues

CHENNAI LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS 2022

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Zone 15 comprises areas such a s Neelankarai, Injambakkam and Sholinganallur.Pic: Greater Chennai Corporation

Zone snapshot:

Wards – 192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200

Population – 74583 (2013)

Number of polling stations – 209

To locate your polling stationhttps://tnsec.tn.nic.in/tn_election_urban2021/find_your_polling_station.php

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

Issues in the zone:

  • Lack of piped drinking water and proper sewage connections is a huge issue in the zone. Residents are forced to buy water from tankers at exorbitant prices. While some apartment complexes have a sewage treatment plant, many use the services of sewage disposal tankers. The issue of water scarcity has not been addressed despite the expansion and growth seen in the zone.
  • Residents of resettlement colonies in Kannagi Nagar and Semmanchery continue to demand better civic amenities. The recent spell of rains led to extreme water-logging in many parts. Residents also do not have proper anganwadi facilities or adequate number of fair price shops. There is increasing burden on the existing infrastructure which has not seen much improvement in many years.
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Water stagnation happens frequently in Semmencheri. Pic: Palani Kumar M / People’s Archive of Rural India
  • Residents along the ECR have registered their opposition to the stormwater drain project, citing that their location and topography does not necessitate the construction of stormwater drains at the cost of thousands of crores. They instead demand that more attention be paid to providing piped water to all localities.
  • Recent weeks have seen protests by residents of Bethel Nagar in Injambakkam against eviction orders. The residents were ordered to leave as part of a reclamation drive of 164 acres of wetlands. The protestors stated that they have been long time residents of the locality and were not aware that they had been sold land that was an encroachment.

Read more: ECR residents do not want a storm water drain; here’s why


Ward 192

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

Name of Previous Councillor: Munusamy

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
MathiazhaganDMK
RajanADMK
SasikumarAMMK
JaganMNM
NirmalrajPMK
RajaNTK
MunusamyBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 192, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 193

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

Name of Previous Councillor: T.C.Govindasamy

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
EzhumalaiCPI
GovindasamyADMK
Ayesha BegumAMMK
EzhumalaiMNM
CheenuPMK
GirirajNTK
NagarajanBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 193, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 194

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

Name of Previous Councillor: Baskaran

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
SathyavelanDMK
SureshkumarADMK
KuppanAMMK
KarthikMNM
DhavamaniPMK
Arun MichaelNTK
SenthilkumarBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 194, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 195

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

Name of Previous Councillor:  Purnima

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
EkambaramDMK
RaviADMK
RavichandranAMMK
RajalingamMNM
ChandruPMK
SaravananNTK
TikharamBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 195, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 196

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

Name of Previous Councillor:  Annamalai

Reservation: Scheduled Castes (Women)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
VijayalakshmiDMK
AshwiniADMK
SulekhaAMMK
KalaivaniMNM
DeviPMK
ChamundeeshwariNTK
MariammalBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 196, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 197

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

Name of Previous Councillor:  N.Sundaram

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
VaralakshmiDMK
MenakaADMK
MahalakshmiAMMK
ThenmozhiMNM
ThamizhselviPMK
DhanalakshmiNTK
SathiyaBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 197, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here


Read more: Living with sewage: Fishing hamlets in Chennai’s Kottivakkam see no end to drainage woes


Ward 198

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

Name of Previous Councillor:  S.Aravind Ramesh

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
RajuDMK
AbhineshAMMK
KrishnalakshmananMNM
RaghuPMK
PrabuNTK
PadmanabhanBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 198, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 199

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

Name of Previous Councillor:  Kannan

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
ShankarDMK
Dinesh BabuADMK
MuthukumarasamyAMMK
SudhanandanMNM
Nirmal KumarPMK
SivaNTK
DhasarathanBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 199, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 200

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

Name of Previous Councillor:  V.Narayanan

Reservation: Scheduled Castes (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
MurugesanDMK
ViswanathanADMK
PrabuAMMK
SuganthakumariMNM
SivaramPMK
ManikandanNTK
ShakilaBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 200, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

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About Aruna Natarajan 179 Articles
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.

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