Archive for the Election 2011 Category

October 17, 2011

Elections to Corpn. Council: slow, steady polling

Elections to Corpn. Council: slow, steady polling

Voting in elections to the Chennai Corporation council on October 17 was slow and steady at most booths in the Mylapore neighbourhood. When the booths opened at 7 a.m. the flow of voters was thin but security was high. The […]

October 15, 2011

Local elections: final lap of campaign, voting on Oct.17

Local elections: final lap of campaign, voting on Oct.17

Lakshmi Suresh, the BJP candidate for ward 124, which is reserved for women and covers the heart of Mylapore aims to cover over 1000 families in the Slum Board tenements of Palakkuma Nagar, behind the Mylapore Club on Friday evening. […]

October 8, 2011

Local Poll: Campaigns warm up

Local Poll: Campaigns warm up

Campaigning for elections to the Corporation Council due on October 17 in the city is slowly gaining momentum. This past week, candidates of political parties and independents who have chosen to throw their hat in the ring have started door-to-door […]

May 14, 2011

TN Elections: AIADMK’s Rajalakshmi wins in Mylapore

TN Elections: AIADMK's Rajalakshmi wins in Mylapore

AIADMK candidate R. Rajalakshmi is the MLA ( Member of Legislative Assembly) of Mylapore. She won the election getting 80,063 votes. Her nearest rival was the Congress (I) candidate, K V Thangkabalu who got 50,859 votes. The margin of victory […]

April 14, 2011

Brisk polling in Mylapore

Brisk polling in Mylapore

Polling was brisk in the morning in most parts of Mylapore on Election day (April 13) as people tried to escape from the summer heat. With temperatures in the 34/35 degrees range, many people decided to get to the polling […]

April 12, 2011

Polling booths set up on Tuesday

Polling booths set up on Tuesday

EVMs, cameras, computers and files and all accessories required on election day ( April 13) were unloaded and put in place at all the polling booths in the Mylapore area. It was done under strong security. But all this was […]

April 12, 2011

Promises of main candidates

Promises of main candidates

Here is what leading candidates contesting in the Mylapore constituency are promising the electorate. These points have been gleaned from speeches, interviews and printed sources. Most of them have not focussed on local issues. K. V. Thangkabalu, Congress (I) – […]

April 12, 2011

AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa campaigns in Mylapore

AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa campaigns in Mylapore

AIADMK leader J. Jayalalithaa campaigned in the heart of Mylapore on Sunday afternoon. As part of her whirlwind tour of the city after her tour of the state, Jayalalithaa spoke to a large crowd at the Mangollai junction on East […]

April 7, 2011

Candidates spell out their goals for Mylapore at meeting with people

Candidates spell out their goals for Mylapore at meeting with people

Candidates contesting the State elections in Mylapore constituency did not have much to say on what they would do for Mylapore at a face-to-face meeting between them and Mylaporeans held on Sunday, April 3. Organised by Rajaji Centre for Public […]

April 5, 2011

Candidates hit the road

Candidates hit the road

Candidates who represent three national political parties have been hitting the streets and lanes of Mylapore since this week. The AIADMK candidate, Rajalakshmi who lives in T. Nagar got a headstart and has made the best of it, doing the […]

April 1, 2011

Will it be Thangkabalu vs. Rajalakshmi in Mylapore?

It was to be a Congress (I) versus AIADML contest for the Mylapore seat in Elections 2011. But will it be between K V Thangkabalu of Congress and AIADMK’s Rajalakshmi or is there going to be another twist in this […]

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