The DMK has given tickets to several new faces in the wards it had chosen to contest. The DMK has fielded very few former councillors like Kumutham in Ward 37, Meena Logu in Ward 46, Lakshmi Ilanselvi in Ward 52 and a few of those who were councillors in the then Kurichi and Kuniamuthur municipalities. The CPI had fielded former councillor Purushothaman’s wife Malliha Purushothaman and the CPI(M) its district secretary V. Ramamoorthy in Ward 12. The Congress on its part had fielded former councillor R. Gayathri in Ward 44.
The DMK sources said those it had chose to contest in the elections to the local bodies were ward secretaries or kin of zonal secretaries. For, they would ensure victory by mobilising the party cadre on the ground.