Election 2011: In Virugambakkam, it is DMK vs. DMDK

Virugambakkam is a newly carved constituency for the State Assembly and the battle for this seat could well be between a political veteran and a new face.

The lead candidates here are Dhanasekaran of the DMK and P. Parthasarathi of the DMDK, a party led by film star Vijakanth.

Dhanasekaran, a councillor who represents K K Nagar and a chairman of the zonal council has been in the thick of local politics for many years. He is said to be close to DMK leader M K Stalin and has been a pushy politician in this area.

You may not have missed his name or photo in the posters that keep popping up in this area. The man is now attempting to go one step ahead in his political career.

Not much is known about Parthasarathi. But his party, the DMDK has not only been active in this region ( Vijaykanth has lived in this area and has his office in Koyembedu) but the activities of the party has helped raise the profile.

Vijaykant raised the ante last weekend when  he campaigned in the city and its fringes.

Most residents though have seen their MLAs as a big let down since many core issues have never been tackled properly.

The Virugambakkam Canal which overflows during heavy rains and at monsoon time, floods the area and brings misery to residents has time and again been a big issue and though attempts are made to address it, people see them as half hearted attempts and no MLA in sight to ensure a solution is executed to its end.

Other civic issues like lousy roads and bad maintenance of the area irk people.

The area was at the tail end of the Villiwakkam constituency in the past. Soon though, it will have a new MLA who will have a compact area to represent.

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