Bringing Major Development in North Chennai : A Promise


Anti-incumbency factor may help doc

A physician by profession, Dr Tamilisai Soundarajan (47), state general secretary of the BJP, is making her debut in the Lok Sabha elections hoping that the anti-incumbency factor and also her Nadar community among the working class-dominated North Chennai constituency –a traditional bastion of the DMK – would help her win.

The DMK has fielded a new face – T K S Elangovan, party’s organizing secretary – replacing sitting MPC Kuppusami. The presence of CPI state secretary D. Pandian, who would be contesting with the support of the AIADMK, and DMDK’s Yogaraj would make it an interesting four-cornered contest.

“North Chennai is the most neglected part of the capital city. Since my schooldays, there has been no major development. Not even an ESI hospital has been set up to cater to the needs of the working class,”

North Chennai is the most neglected part of the capital city. Since my schooldays, there has been no major development.

Dr. Tamilsai soundarajan, BJP state general secretary says the gynaecologist who runs her own medical diagnostic and charitable dialysis center. Her doctor husband is professor and head of department of nephrology and kidney transplantation, SRMC.

Despite retaining the constituency for nine times, the DMK had hardly done anything for the development of this constituency. Though the DMK boasts of constructin 11 bridges in the city, only one bridge was promised for Perambur and it is yet to be completed, Dr Tamilisai, daughter of former TNCC president Kumari Ananthan, said.

She promises to bring community hospitals for workers, eradicate communicable diseases, improve the infrastructure, provide potable water to the habitations and improve transportation.

Bad road conditions, inadequate drainage facilities, frequent traffic snarls, absence of rail over bridge at Vyasarpadi and Thiruvottriyur, sea erosion in Ennore and dumping yard at Kodungaiyur have been plaguing residents for long.

Agreeing that traffic congestion throws life out of gear. Mr Elangovan said he would work out a strategy to ease the congestion. ‘I will make North Chennai a hub of development”, Mr. Elangovan, who leads a simple life at a rented apartment at Lloyds Colony, says.

Mr. Pandian had won twice from this constituency having an electorate strength of 12 lakhs now.