AIADMK’s Rajendran is new Chennai South MP

The AIADMK candidate ‘Chitlapakam’ S. Rajendran won in Chennai South constituency in General Elections 2009. Areas like K K Nagar and Virugambakkam fall under this constituency. (Photo shows senior AIADMK leader Ponnaiyan greeting the new MP) He beat his nearest rival, the DMK’s R S Bharathi by 32,935 votes in a keenly contested election. The […]

Election Day in Neighbourhood: Photos, report

Report and photos by V. Soundararani  As the clock struck seven in the morning, many residents of the K K Nagar neighbourhood headed to PSBB School to cast their ballot as Tamil Nadu went to the polls on May 13. The large school campus affords space for this activity and people followed the queues easily. But […]

Valasarawakkam is in Sriperumbudur constituency

Valasarawakkam area falls under the Sriperumbudur Lok Sabha constituency. Here, there seems to be a tough contest between DMK’s T. R. Baalu and A K Moorthy of PMK. Both have been Union Ministers and both wield huge influence in their respective parties and outside. Baalu was previously the MP representing Chennai South but chose to […]

Entrepreneur E. Sarath Babu does the campaign rounds

Entrepreneur E. Sarath Babu, the BITS Pilani, IIM-A alumnus, an independent candidate for Chennai South constituency, started his campaign in the Arcot Road neighbouhood today (Friday). He and his team moved in an open van, distributing hand bills highlighting his 3-point agenda.    The announcement ‘Sarath Babu asks for your votes’, brought many people out […]

Log on to

Log on to This is a web initiative which has just been launched in connection with General Elections 2009. The web site focuses on the Chennai South Lok Sabha constituency and features the candidates, the issues, the news and campaigns and provides some useful info for the residents of this region. It is supported […]

DMK, BJP candidates campaign in local area

Reported by V. Soundararani R. S. Bharathi, DMK candidate for South Chennai Lok Sabha constituency was introduced to K K Nagar residents and local association representatives on last weekend when he came here  to campaign. The meet was hosted by the K. K. Nagar Federation led by president Vairasekar ( he is seen in the […]

Face-to-face meet with poll candidates

  Voters’ Federation based at Ashok Nagar has planned a series of meetings/ question and answer sessions/ forums, with each of the candidates for the South Chennai Parliamantary elections, individually, as and when the dates are available.   As first of the series, a face to face meeting with the BJP candidate for the South Chennai Lok […]

South Chennai: Lineup of candidates complete

By Our Staff Reporter  The lineup of candidates who will be contesting from South Chennai Lok Sabha constituency in the General Elections is almost complete.   The AIADMK announced that S. Rajendran, known as ‘Chitalapakam’ Rajendran is its candidate. He has risen in the party from the grassroots, is a lawyer and has been the […]

Candidates for South Chennai should be known soon

By Our Staff Reporter The line up of candidates who will contest in South Chennai Lok Sabha constituency for the forthcoming General Elections is still not complete. But things are hotting up. The BJP’s senior leader L. Ganesan had himself said he would contest here but now there seems to be some rethinking. The buzz […]

South Chennai: parties begin to announce candidates for poll

By Our Staff Reporter Things are warming up as far as Chennai city goes in the run up to the General Elections. Areas like K K Nagar and Virugambakkam now fall under Chennai South Lok Sabha costituency. The DMK has said that it will contest this seat. It is yet to name its candidate.  The […]