Articles by Maryam Nayaz

Maryam Nayaz is a writer and researcher based in Chennai.

Chennai is all set to have local body polls for the first time since 2011. The city will elect 200 councillors who will then choose from amongst them a Mayoral candidate for indirect election. In what is a first for the city, the post of Mayor has been reserved for a woman candidate from the Scheduled Castes. The city also sees a 50% reservation of wards for women candidates, meaning half the elected councillors will be women. With the election all set to take place on the 19th, here is all you need to know to cast your vote in…

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