Assembly elections for five states including Tamil Nadu were held on April 13, 2011. The results were declared on May 13, 2011. The AIADMK party led by the popular actor-politician J. Jayalalitha has won the elections with absolute majority.
The votes were counted at three educational institution campuses in the city – College of Engineering, Guindy, Queen Mary’s College for Women and Loyola College.
In Chennai, AIADMK and its alliance party candidates have won 14 out of the 16 constituencies. A 33-member cabinet with Ms. Jayalalitha as the Chief Minister was sworn in today.
The chief minister is also shifting the assembly to Fort St George, which used house the secretariat before the new building on the Government estate was occupied in March 2010.
While Ms. Jayalalitha is an alumnus of Church Park convent in Chennai, R. Rajalakshmi and D. Jayakumar, elected MLAs of Mylapore and Harbour constituencies have studied law.
Know your representatives in the city:
|Anna Nagar||S. Gokula Indira||AIADMK|
|Dr. R.K. Nagar||P. Vetrivel||AIADMK|
|Perambur||A. Soundararajan||CPI (M)|
|Thiru Vi Ka Nagar||V. Neelakandan||AIADMK|
|Thousand Lights||B. Valarmathi||AIADMK|
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