Meenambakkam has consistently voted in favor of the DMK since the 1980s. In 2016, Jayanthi Thenarasu began serving as the councilor and M.R. Vaidyalingam (ex MLATamabaram) has played a major role in improving the infrastructure of Meenambakkam.
1981 - 2001: G. Dattatri (10–11 February 2005). WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION IN PERI-URBAN CHENNAI – CASE STUDY FINDINGS. Service Provision Governance in the Peri-Urban Interface of Metropolitan Areas. p. 8.
As of the 2016[update] Indian census, Meenambakkam had a population of more than 24,000.  The voting population numbered 3,620, with 1,790 male and 1,830 female voters.