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BJP candidate gets only one vote in TN urban polls, says party cadre cheated him

Chennai, Feb 22 (BPNS)

BJP candidate Narendran who contested the Urban local body polls from Bhavanisagar town panchayat in Erode district got only one vote in the elections. A visibly upset, Narendran told media persons that even his own family did not cast their votes on him.

Narendran while speaking to media persons said, “ I was literally cheated. My friends, family members, and party cadres did not cast their votes for me even after giving false promises that they would vote for me.”

The Urban local body polls have thrown interesting results with Mother and Daughter duo winning in Salem Municipal corporation. Poonkodi Sekar won from ward 41 as a DMK candidate while her daughter, Kanimozhi won from ward 54 in the DMK ticket. Both won the elections and received the certificate from the election commission.

Sisters, A. Pushpa and S. Krishnaveni contested from Ward 2 and ward 4 of Kumarapalayam municipality as DMK candidates and both won.

Husband and wife duo of P. Murugan and wife M. Sumathi contested polls from ward 9 and ward 6 respectively of Mangadu municipality on an MDMK ticket and both won. Murugan is a councilor for the past four terms from the same ward. Incidentally, Mangadu municipality in Kancheepuram district is nearer to Chennai.

In Kamuthi panchayath in Ramanathapuram district, a political party won for the first time against independent candidates backed by powerful caste and social groups.

This election also DMK did not field a single candidate in the elections in Kamuthi panchayat. However, BJP fielded a candidate Kamuthi. J. Sathya won from ward 14.

Of the 15 wards in Kamuthi panchayat, 14 seats were won by independents and in one seat the BJP candidate won.