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Tamil Nadu elections 2021: Hot seat - Egmore

A detailed look at the problems plaguing Constituencies in Chennai

Published: 17th March 2021 03:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2021 03:46 AM   |  A+A-

200 year old St Andrew’s Church, Egmore | P Jawahar

By Express News Service

A detailed look at the problems plaguing Constituencies in Chennai

KNOW YOUR CONSTITUENCY

  •  DMK has won here 9 times
  •  AIADMK lost here three times it contested
  •  DMDK won here once in AIADMK alliance
  •  John Pandian from Tamizhaga Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam will contest under the AIADMK symbol
  •  Parandhaman of DMK will seek his mandate from here
  •  AIADMK cadre protested against party for giving seat to TMMK

Other candidates

  •  Priyadarshini of Makkal Needhi Maiam
  •  Geethalakshmi of Naam Tamilar Katchi
  •  T Prabhu of DMDK, on AMMK symbol

Voter woes

  •  Traffic 
  •  Unemployment 
  •  Gas price hike

I run a bike-repair shop in Pudupet. Due to the pandemic, I had to keep my shop shut, and now our sales have gone down. It is the same for all the shops here
— Kumaran Lokesh, a bike mechanic

Gas price has shot up to almost `900. It needs to reduce. We have a family of five and it would be hard to shell out `900 for gas cylinders in short periods
— Valli, Chintadripet resident

Traffic jams near the Chintadripet U-turn are a problem. A proposal to construct a bridge here is still pending 
— Jayanth, Pantheon Road resident



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