Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni (State Assembly Constituency)

Chepauk is the legislative assembly, that includes the city, Chepauk. Chepauk assembly constituency was part of Chennai Central (Lok Sabha constituency). This constituency is currently held by DMK leader, M. Karunanidhi, who has won the last three assembly elections from this constituency.:

Total Voters:

Male 1,11,748
Female: 1,14,152
Transgender 20
Total 2,25,920


AIADMKCandidate for Chepauk Assembly Election 2016 – Mrs. A. Noor Jahan


AIADMK Candidate for Chepauk Assembly Election 2016 - Mrs. A. Noor Jahan

Legislative Assembly Election Results

Assembly Duration Winner Party Votes
Fifteenth 2016- Anbazhagan. J DMK 67,982
Fourteenth 2011-2016 Anbazhagan. J DMK 64191
Thirteenth 2006-2011 Karunanidhi, M. DMK 34188
Twelfth 2001-06 Karunanidhi M DMK 29836
Eleventh 1996-01 M.Karuna Nidhi DMK 46097
Tenth 1991-96 Zeenath Sheriffdeen INC 29605
Ninth 1989-91 Latheef, M.A. DMK 33104
Eighth 1984-89 Rahman Khan, A. DMK 36234
Seventh 1980-84 Rahman Khan,A DMK 32627
Sixth 1977-80 A. Rahaman Khan DMK 24425

History of Chennai District

Corporation of ChennaiChennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Chennai is known as the “Detroit of India” for its automobile industry. It is the fourth-largest city and fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the country and 36th-largest urban area in the world.

The Chennai Metropolitan Area as recently as January 2015 has been ranked the fourth-largest economy in India and the third-highest GDP per capita. As a growing metropolitan city in a developing country, Chennai confronts substantial pollution and other logistical and socio-economic problems. Chennai has been selected as one of the 20 Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi’s flagship Smart Cities Mission.

After India gained its independence in 1947, the city became the capital of Madras State, which was renamed as Tamil Nadu in 1969.The violent agitations of 1965 against the compulsory imposition of Hindi and in support of English in India in the state marked a major shift in the political dynamics of the city and eventually it had a big impact on the whole state. Because of madras and its people English exists now in India otherwise Hindi might have been made as solo language in India. On 17 July 1996, the city known as Madras was officially renamed Chennai, in line with what was then a nationwide trend to using less Anglicized names.

Chennai sometimes referred to as the “Gateway to South India,” is located on the south–eastern coast of India in the north–eastern part of Tamil Nadu on a flat coastal plain known as the Eastern Coastal Plains. Its average elevation is around 6.7 metres (22 ft), and its highest point is 60 m (200 ft).


Chennai District MapChennai Area

Area Sq. Km: 175

Chennai Population:

Male: 2,335,844
Female: 2,310,888
Total: 4,646,732

Literacy Rates

Male: 93.70%
Female: 86.64%
Total: 90.18%