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Did a BJP candidate really end up with a ‘single vote’ in Tamil Nadu rural poll?

Did a BJP candidate actually find yourself with a ‘single vote’ in Tamil Nadu rural ballot? | Information

Chennai: Tamil Nadu BJP President Ok. Annamalai appreciated the trouble and initiative of a BJP functionary, who contested the Rural Native physique polls within the state as an unbiased candidate and managed to safe “a single vote”. Addressing the media, Annamalai reemphasized that the stated candidate(although a BJP member and functionary) contested as an unbiased candidate and requested for votes utilizing his personal title. He additionally added that the candidate might (sooner or later) contest on the BJP’s Lotus image, supplied he continues his laborious work and repair to the folks.
D. Karthik, a functionary of the BJP, who secured a “single vote” within the rural native physique polls was being trolled on social media since Tuesday afternoon. Whereas a lot of the trolling had originated from the ruling DMK, their functionaries and affiliated media, the problem of a BJP candidate having secured solely a single vote turned viral. There have been additionally hashtags in English and Tamil that referred to the BJP as a “Single vote social gathering”, which had been among the many all-India Twitter traits.
Including gas to this fireplace, it was additionally being circulated on social media that Karthik, a BJP Candidate had not even acquired the votes of his 5 members of the family. This was getting used to focus on the BJP, which had received 4 out of 234 Meeting seats in Tamil Nadu, earlier this yr. Nevertheless, on being contacted, Karthik instructed Zee Media that this data was “utterly false and baseless”.
“After all, our household had 5 votes, however I contested within the ninth ward, whereas we dwell within the 4th ward and all our votes are within the 4th ward. Whereas I’m holding a BJP youth wing place, it’s completely false that I used to be a BJP candidate. I contested as an unbiased candidate utilizing the ‘Automobile’ Image. Our ally AIADMK had fielded their candidate within the ninth ward, so I couldn’t contest on behalf of BJP, therefore I wished to contest as an unbiased. I neither used the BJP flag nor image and campaigned with a handful of buddies, in a ward that I used to be completely new to” he clarified to Zee Media.
When requested concerning all candidates contesting on new, unfamiliar symbols(not these of their social gathering’s) and the way he acquired just one vote, Karthik replied how he was completely unknown to the folks of the ward and vice versa. He additionally added that he campaigned for barely a couple of hours, owing to his mom having suffered an accident throughout that point and the next hospitalization that was required.
“Ever candidate used their respective social gathering flag and wore shawls bearing the social gathering symbols, however I didn’t accomplish that. I had printed about 1000 pamphlets for distribution throughout campaigning, greater than 900 of them stay at my residence, as I needed to care for my mom throughout that point and skipped campaigning” he says.
Relating to this challenge, Annamalai added that the social gathering didn’t trouble in regards to the faux information that was unfold towards the social gathering and its employee. “He’s a younger man and contested for a small ward member publish. As a celebration, we desire that our members contest in polls and serve the folks. We are going to encourage him and someday he might contest utilizing the BJP image and win” he added.
Karthik additionally stated that his social gathering State President Annamalai and Youth wing President Vinoj P Selvam had personally reached out and urged him to not lose coronary heart. “I took their phrases in a constructive method and can work thrice as laborious”, he added.
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