Local body elections in Tamil Nadu

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Elections to Local Bodies in Tamil Nadu are conducted once in five years to elect the representatives to the Urban and Rural local bodies.[1][2] These elections are conducted by Tamil Nadu State Election Commission[3]

Local Bodies in Tamil Nadu[edit]

Urban local bodies include 12 Municipal corporations, 148 Municipalities and 561 Town panchayats. Rural local bodies include 12,620 Village Panchayats, 385 Panchayat Unions, and 32 District Panchayats.[4][5]

Previous elections[edit]

The first election to the local bodies in Tamil Nadu were held in October 1996. Subsequent elections were conducted in October 2001 and October 2006.[6] Recent elections to Local bodies were held in two phases in the month of October 2011 - 17 October 2011 and 19 October 2011.[7]

2011 elections[8][edit]

City Municipal Corporation Mayoral results
Sl.No: Corporation Winner Party Runner Party
1 Chennai Saidai Sa. Duraisamy AIADMK M. Subramaniam DMK
2 Coimbatore S. M. Velusamy AIADMK N. Karthik DMK
3 Madurai V. V. Rajan Chellappa AIADMK P. Packianathan DMK
4 Tiruchirapalli M. S. R. Jaya AIADMK J. Vijaya Jayaraj DMK
5 Salem S. Soundappan AIADMK S. T. Kalai Amudhan DMK
6 Tirunelveli Vijila Sathyanand AIADMK S. Amutha DMK
7 Erode Mallika Paramasivam AIADMK A. Sellaponni Manoharan DMK
8 Tirupur A. Visalakshi AIADMK K. Selvaraj DMK
9 Vellore P. Karthiyayini AIADMK R. Rajeswari DMK
10 Thoothukudi L. Sasikala Pushpa AIADMK Pon Initha DMK


Urban Local Body results
Local Body/Party Corporation Mayor Corporation Councillor Municipal Chairman Municipal Councillor Town Panchayat Chairman Town Pt. Ward Member
AIADMK 10 584 89 1,681 285 2,855
BJP 0 4 2 37 13 181
CPI 0 4 0 10 2 33
CPI(M) 0 3 2 20 5 101
DMK 0 130 23 963 121 1,819
INC 0 17 0 165 24 381
MDMK 0 11 1 49 7 82
PMK 0 2 0 60 2 108
DMDK 0 8 2 121 3 390
Independent 0 55 5 553 64 1996

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formation and Constitution of Rural local bodies". Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department, Govt. of Tamil Nadu. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Elections to Local Bodies in Tamil Nadu". Tamil Nadu State Election Commission. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Conduct of Local Body Election in Tamil Nadu". Tamil Nadu State Election Commission. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Administrative divisions of Tamil Nadu". Govt. of Tamil Nadu. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Election to Local Bodies, Press Release" (PDF). Tamil Nadu State Election Commission. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Conduct of Local Body elections". Rural development and Panchayat raj Dept., Govt. of Tamil Nadu. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "AIADMK sweeps local body elections". The Hindu. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Online Result for Local Body elections 2011". Tamil Nadu State Election Commission. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 

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