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Drinking water, infra issues in North Chennai: Ex-IPS officer

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Former IPS A G Mourya, contesting from the North Lok Sabha seat on a Makkal Needhi Maiam ticket, is attempting to lure voters with promises of developing infrastructure and providing adequate water supply in the area.

says he took the plunge into politics to serve the people of North

"I too hail from an ordinary family and I am also son of this soil (North Chennai). I felt, I am the person who should take care of these North people,....the ideologies of also matched mine," he told

"I thought I can address the problems of the people through the political medium," he said.

during his stint in the police department served North as of Police (Ennore), (Washermenpet), Deputy Commissioner (Washermenpet).

He said issues like adequate water supply, health and hygiene in the locality are major issues that has been plaguing the area for 30-40 years.

On contesting under a Makkal Needhi Maiam ticket, he said, "is a new party and its ideologies attracted me, we want only to serve people and the movement attracted me..

says and founder Kamal Haasan's political agenda inspired him to join his party.

"..people are looking for a change now," Mourya says.

His family was very supportive of his decision to take the electoral plunge, the former police adds.

Makkal Needhi Maiam is contesting in all the 39 seats in and the lone seat in neighbouring Puducherry.

Twenty three candidates are contesting from the North constituency.

Mourya is up against DMK's Kalanidhi Veerasamy, son of former 'Arcot' N Veerasamy, Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam's R who is contesting under the AIADMK-BJP-PMK alliance.

North Chennai constitutes Thiruvottiyur, Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar, Perambur, Kolathur, Thiru-Vi-Ka Nagar (SC) and Royapuram.

The total number of voters in this constituency is 14,68,523.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 19:36 IST