Candidates of wards in Valasarawakkam start campaigning

Valasarawakkam is now part of Greater Chennai and has been added to the Chennai Corporation zone.

So, in the forthcoming local body elections on Oct.17 people living here will vote for councilors to local wards.

This is a welcome move, say many residents here.

Even most of the present councilors in the municipality like Kathiravan and Santhanakrishnan say the move wil only benefit the area.

Said Santhanakrishnan, “Valasarawakkam has a very good infrastructure – like underground sewage and Metrowater connections, good black topped roads and street lights. Now, we can expect more and better management.”

Adds Kathiravan,” We hope this monstrous garbage clearance problem will be addressed soon. It has plagued us for long.”

Valasarawakkam will witness poll battles in 2 big wards  and most people contesting are known faces.

Valasarawakkam will be under Zone 11 (Zone 11 will have wards from 142 to 155) of the Chennai Corporation.

Valasarawakkam will have two wards 149 and 152 – nine of the earlier 18 Municipality wards in each new Corporation ward.

The municipal wards 1 to 7, 17 and 18 (one side of Arcot Road) are now under  Ward 149.

When travelling from Vadapalani to Porur, areas on left side of Arcot Road – 8 to 16th wards are now under new Corporation Ward 152.

The new Valasarawakkam Municipality building will be the new Zone 11 office.

Most of the prospective candidates are well known councillors of the past.

In Ward 149 – the past Valasai chairman Mathiazhagan (DMK), besides municipal councilors Balamurugan and Damodaran are prominent candidates

For Ward 152 – here are some local bigwigs in the fray – DMK’s area secretary Jayaseelan, AIADMK’s Kasi, Mahadevan of Congress (earlier chairman too), the present chairman, E C Sekar is said to be contesting as an independent, after being denied a seat by the Congress. Independent candidate Appan who defeated Mathiazhagan in the past local poll, is also said to be contesting here as an independent.

DMDK and Communist party candidates as well are in the fray.

Campaigns are beginning to roll. They will hot up in the days ahead.

Reported by V. Soundararani



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