Local body polls in Valsaravakkam, Zone 11: Wards, candidates and issues

Local Body elections 2022

chennai zone 11 valsaravakkam

Zone snapshot

Wards -143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155

Population – 433077 (2013)

Polling stations – 309

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

Counting station – MGR College of Engineering, Maduravoyal

Issues in the zone

  • Encroachment of water bodies has been a key issue in the zone. Large scale flooding has taken place as a result of such encroachment during the rains of 2021. The Ambattur lake channel has seen construction on it, leading to water stagnation in many parts of the zone. Shrinking water bodies is also a concern, with some large tanks that once held water disappearing over the years.
  • Incomplete works on the stormwater drains has added to residents’ woes in Nolambur and Valsaravakkam. The stormwater drain construction has damaged roads and reduced their width. In addition to this, there is seepage of sewage into the stormwater drain network in some areas.
  • Pattas for residents of Porur has been a long pending demand that has not been addressed, even after the issue came up during the previous round of elections
  • Decongestion of traffic in the zone has not borne fruit as the Port-Maduravoyal expressway has still not materialised. 
  • Underground drainage network that has been under construction in Nerkundram has left the roads heavily damaged and dangerous for users. The roads have not been relaid despite many months having passed since they were first dug up for the drain network. The drainage project too has not been completed according to schedule.
port maduravoyal expressway
The elevated expressway between Maduravoyal – Port has been in limbo for over a decade. Pic: Wikimedia Commons (CC BY : SA 3.0)

Ward 143

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

Name of Previous Councillor: I.Nalini

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
RajanDMK
ImmanuelADMK
RoopalingamMNM 
MurugesanAMMK
UdhyapoongundramBJP
SureshNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 143, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 144

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

Name of Previous Councillor: A.Bharath

Reservation: Scheduled Castes (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
StalinDMK
BharathADMK
Rajesh KumarMNM 
LokeshwaranAMMK
ManoharanBJP
GopikrishnanNTK
PalsamyPMK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 143, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 145

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

Name of Previous Councillor: Benjamin

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
AllanDMK
SathyanadhanADMK
YuvarajMNM 
SelvanBJP
GajendranNTK
KarunakaranPMK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 145, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.


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Ward 146

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

Name of Previous Councillor:  I.Jeevandham

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
ShanmughamDMK
KumarADMK
SaravananAMMK
RamuMNM 
MarichamyBJP
UmaNTK
KumaravelPMK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 146, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here.

Ward 147

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

Name of Previous Councillor:  A.Devadass

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
Ramani MadhavanDMK
PriscillaADMK
LalithaAMMK
Suchitra MadhivananMNM 
ParvathiBJP
Vennila RaniNTK
SumathiPMK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 147, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 148

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

Name of Previous Councillor:  M.K.Kumar

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
VellaisamyCPI(M)
SathishkumarADMK
GiridharanAMMK
ThirumuruganMNM 
MadhiazhaganBJP
JaiveeranNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 148, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 149

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

Name of Previous Councillor: K.Dhamodaran 

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
Selvi RameshDMK
SangeethaADMK
LekhaAMMK
LakshmiPMK
SrijaMNM 
KavithaBJP
Rizwana TasleenNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 149, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 150

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

Name of Previous Councillor: K.Ganapathi

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
HemalathaDMK
SumathiADMK
ChandrakalaAMMK
KalpanaPMK
PriyaMNM 
HariniBJP
Mary PoongodiNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 150, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 151

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

Name of Previous Councillor: R.Thangam

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
Shankar GaneshDMK
LokeshADMK
MuruganAMMK
MohanPMK
MadhankumarMNM 
IyyappanBJP
ThamizharasanNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 151, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 152

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

Name of Previous Councillor: V Kasi

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
BharathiDMK
Brindha ChandrashekarADMK
KalaiselviAMMK
SujathaPMK
JothiMNM 
NadhiyaNTK

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 152, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here


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Ward 153

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

Name of Previous Councillor: K.Latha

Reservation: Women (General)

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
ShanthiDMK
LathaADMK
LathikaAMMK
JeevaPMK
RajalakshmiMNM 
PriyaNTK
NaseemaBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 153, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 154

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

Name of Previous Councillor: K Latha

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
SelvakumarDMK
MahndramaniADMK
YuvarajAMMK
VenkatesanPMK
ShanmugapriyanMNM 
SathishkumarNTK
RameshBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 154, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

Ward 155

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

Name of Previous Councillor: K Sekar

Reservation: None

Candidates for Urban Local Body Election 2022:

CandidateParty
RajuDMK
RaviADMK
RajkumarAMMK
LakshmikanthPMK
Paul PradeepMNM 
SanthoshNTK
NatarajanBJP

For a complete list of candidates for Ward 155, refer to the website of the State Election Commission here

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