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28-year-old woman to become Chennai Mayor: Official announcement - Mayoral candidates details!

Thursday, March 3, 2022 • Tamil Comments
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In the recent urban local body election, DMK won 153 out of 200 wards in Chennai and captured the corporation. Also, the AIADMK won 15 seats, the Congress 13 seats, the Marxist Communist Party and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Nadu won 4 seats each, the Madhyamaka 2 seats, the Communist Party of India, the Indian Union Muslim League, the BJP, the AIADMK won 1 each and the Independents won in 5 wards.

The councillors who won took office yesterday. Chennai corporation commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi administered the oath of office to the Councilors at a function held at the Assembly Hall at the Ripon building. In January this year, ahead of the urban body polls in Tamil Nadu, the state government had passed an order reserving the post for a Scheduled Caste woman.

Today, DMK has announced that 28-year-old R Priya will be the first Dalit woman to hold the post of Mayor of Chennai. Priya will be Chennai’s third woman mayor after Tara Cherian and Kamakshi Jayaraman. She is also one of the several young candidates to win in Chennai and the first mayor from North Chennai. Priya will be the party’s mayoral candidate and since DMK enjoys the majority in the Chennai Corporation, Priya will be formally elected as the mayor soon. Mahesh Kumar is the deputy mayor candidate.

The mayor and deputy mayor candidates of the other corporations are as follows:

Madurai Corporation: Mayor candidate - Indrani Pon Vasanth.

Trichy Corporation: Mayor candidate - Anbazhagan, Deputy Mayor candidate - Divya Thanakkodi.

Tirunelveli Corporation: Mayor candidate - PM Saravanan, Deputy Mayor candidate - KR Raju.

Coimbatore Corporation: Mayor candidate - Kalpana, Deputy Mayor candidate - Vetri Chelvan.

Salem Corporation: Mayor candidate - A Ramachandran.

Tirupur Corporation: Mayor candidate - Dinesh Kumar.

Erode Corporation: Mayor candidate - Naga Rathinam, Deputy Mayor candidate - Selvaraj.

Tuticorin Corporation: Mayor candidate - NP Jagan, Deputy Mayor candidate - Jenita Selvaraj.

Avadi Corporation: Mayor candidate - G Udhayakumar.

Tambaram Corporation: Mayor candidate - Vasantha Kumari, Deputy Mayor candidate - G Kamaraj.

Kanchipuram Corporation: Mayor candidate - Mahalakshmi Yuvaraj.

Vellore Corporation: Mayor candidate - Sujatah Ananthakumar, Deputy Mayor candidate - Sunil.

Cuddalore Corporation: Mayor candidate - Sundari.

Tanjore Corporation: Mayor candidate - Ramanathan, Deputy Mayor candidate - Anjukam Bhoopathi.

Kumbakonam Corporation: Mayor candidate - Thamizh Azhagan.

Karur Corporation: Mayor candidate - Kavitha Ganesan, Deputy Mayor candidate - Dharani.

Hosur Corporation: Mayor candidate - SA Sathya, Deputy Mayor candidate - C Anandayya.

Dindigul Corporation: Mayor candidate - Ilamathi, Deputy Mayor candidate - Rajappa.

Sivakasi Corporation: Mayor candidate - Sangeetha Inbam, Deputy Mayor candidate - Vignesh Priya.

Nagercoil Corporation: Mayor candidate - Mahesh, Deputy Mayor candidate - Mary Princy.
 

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