Assembly Elections – Thousand Lights Constituency

The Tamilnadu Assembly Election 2006 countdown has started. May 8th is the polling day and by May 11 we will get to know who are our representatives. I am a voter in the Thousan Lights Constituency. It is one of the VIP constituencies represented by M.K. Stalin Deputy General Secretary of DMK, son of former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, and himself a potential future Chief Minister. He was elected from this constituency IN 1989, 1996 and 2001. He was defeated here in 1984 and 1991.

This time he is pitted against Adhi Rajaram of ADMK, a local strong man. Thousand Lights constituency covers Royappetah, Thousand Lights, Teynampet, Alwarpet, Nungambakkam, parts of T Nagar, Rajah Annamalai Puram and Nandanam. This constituency houses many consulates (American, Japanese, Srilankan, Russian, Malaysian) and is the residence of many VIPs (including J. Jayalalitha and M. Karunanidhi). So generally the roads are well maintained, power cuts are a rarity and there are not much security issues. Even during recent floods, this constituency was not affected a lot, except for Kotturpuram which essentially is built on the Cooum river bed.

M.K. Stalin has been taking care of this constituency adequately. He is expected to win this time around too, since the ADMK candidate Adhi Rajaram is known more for his muscle power than his political work. The constituency has sizeable Muslim and Vanniyar Population, both of whom are aligned with DMK in this election.

P.S. Thanks to Vatsan, the areas covered is corrected. The full list of areas covered is here (in Tamil)

2 Comments so far

  1. Prashanth (unregistered) on April 5th, 2006 @ 10:13 pm

    Who’s voting? As much as I hate saying that..this whole exercise looks very pointless! I guess I will cast my vote for Vijaykanth and see what he is capable of!

  2. Nilu (unregistered) on April 6th, 2006 @ 6:08 am

    Do you deliberately allow errors to creep in when its not “your” blog, Chen?

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