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 secretary of the party’s Kanchipuram East unit.

The DMDK has picked V. Gopinath as its candidate.

Gopinath is in the leather goods business, resides in Adyar and joined the party after it was formed. He has no prior experience in politics. DMDK is the party that is led by actor Vijaykanth.

The DMK has chosen veteran party leader R. S. Bharathi as its candidate.

Bharathi is chairman of the Alandur Municipality for four terms and has been behind a few big civic projects in that area. He is also a lawyer and heads the legal wing of the party.

Consultant engineer N. S. Venkataraman is planning to contest under the banner of a party  started by freedom fighters. He resides in Besant Nagar and is also head of a NGO called ‘ Nandini Voice of the Deprived’ that works in the city and in the state.

The BJP has formally announced that its senior leader L. Ganesan will contest from South Chennai.

Also, Dr. R. Sridharan who runs Trinity Hospital in south Chennai is contesting on the BSP candidate. He was elected as Member of Parliament in 1991 when he was in the AIADMK.

Young entrepreneur Sarat Babu who runs the Food King chain has also decided to contest as an independent, saying that he would like to work for the young.

The South Chennai seat, a prestigious one was held by T. R. Baalu of the DMK who is now contesting from neighbouring Sriperumbudur constituency.

Baalu was an MP for four terms.


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