46th Mayor of Chennai

Mr. M. Subramanian of the DMK has been selected as the 46th Mayor of Chennai. The result was a foregone conclusion with the ruling alliance sweeping almost all the wards in the Corporation Election, leaving only a handful for the opposition. How much of this sweep was due to the violence on Polling day is any body’s guess. There were no other nominees for the Mayor election.

The mayor post was a prestige issue for the ruling DMK, ever since Mr. M.K. Stalin, son of DMK Supremo Mr. Karunanidhi was forced to resign due to a technicality after being elected in 2001. Stalin, during his stint as Mayor from 1996-2001, did a good job in erecting Flyovers all over the city. It was also during his stint that the private garbage removal firm Onyx started its operation in the city. That experiment proved to be successful.

4 Comments so far

  1. Ravi (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 8:05 pm

    Chenthil, very true. Whatever said and done about Stalin, during his tenure as Madras Mayor, he did take efforts to improve Chennai. The flyovers and Onyx are good example but more importantly he computerised the registration of births and death.

  2. suppamani (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 6:30 am

    Can anybody gives the names of all the so far mayors. I feel it will also show the qualty how degrades from the beginning till date the honorouable post of mayor.

  3. Chenthil (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 5:59 pm

    Ravi, computerisation of land records and other registration activities was a good move.

    Suppamani – The first Mayor was Rajah Sir. Muthiah Chettiar in 1931 after Chennai became a Corporation. Prior to that it was a Municipality with Mayor post. Initially the Mayors were from the well to do sections of the society. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they were of high quality and the quality has degraded since.

  4. suppamani (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 6:14 pm

    Rajah sir Muthiah to Karate Thyagarajan ; AHA it itself the graph of the quality

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