BJP's Tamilisai Challenges Congress' Vote Validity in Tamil Nadu

BJP leader Tamilisai Soundararajan questioned the Congress party's vote legitimacy in Tamil Nadu, suggesting that without DMK's support, the Congress wouldn't have retained deposits in any segment. She argued that Congress relies on DMK for electoral success and lacks independent strength in the state.

PTI | Chennai | Updated: 08-06-2024 10:49 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 10:49 IST
BJP's Tamilisai Challenges Congress' Vote Validity in Tamil Nadu
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BJP leader Tamilisai Soundararajan has thrown down the gauntlet in Tamil Nadu's political arena, questioning the Congress party's electoral legitimacy. Speaking to reporters at the airport on Saturday, she suggested that the Congress, without the backing of DMK, would not have retained its deposit in any constituency.

Responding to a remark by Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President K Selvaperunthagai about the BJP's votes being PMK votes, Tamilisai countered, asking whether the votes secured by the Congress were actually DMK votes. Tamilisai, who contested the South Chennai Lok Sabha seat, asserted that the Congress relies heavily on its alliance with the DMK for its electoral successes in the state.

She stated that while Congress lacks the strength to stand on its own, the BJP has the courage to contest independently. Despite the BJP failing to win any seats in the recent elections, Tamilisai pointed out their significant vote share and resilience compared to the Congress. The controversy comes as the state's major parties, DMK and AIADMK, continue to dominate the political landscape since 1967.

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