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TN BJP vice president Annamalai’s loss due to own behaviour, DMK’s minority support

By Express News Service

KARUR: BJP state vice president and the previous IPS officer Annamalai sustained a thrashing defeat within the Aravakurichi meeting constituency in Karur district within the 2021 Tamil Nadu state legislative meeting elections.

Many heads turned in direction of the Aravakurichi meeting constituency after the announcement of BJP state vice president and the previous IPS officer Annamalai contesting within the Tamil Nadu meeting polls. Soon Aravakurichi grew to become a much-anticipated constituency owing to BJP’s Annamalai.

But political consultants instructed that it was a mistaken transfer by BJP and Annamalai to contest from the Aravakurichi meeting section because the constituency has round 50,000 minority voters who’ve all the time put their weight behind DMK, making Aravakurichi one of many strongholds of the Dravidian main.

Despite many suggesting Annamalai to contest from a unique constituency, the cop turned politician determined to stick together with his choice and went on to run for the Aravakurichi meeting seat within the Tamil Nadu legislative polls.

As anticipated, it was DMK candidate Monjanur Elango got here out victorious within the Aravakurichi state meeting election defeating the BJP candidate Annamalai by a hefty margin of 24,816 votes. At the tip of 31 rounds of intense counting, DMK’s Elango acquired a complete of 93,369 votes (52.72%) together with 1,154 postal votes. Whereas his BJP counterpart Annamalai managed to get 68,553 votes (38.71%) together with 638 postal votes.

The victory of DMK was an anticipated one, because the Pallapatti city panchayat in Aravakurichi has greater than 40,000 Muslim group votes which account for about 25% of the full votes within the constituency who’re enraged with BJP’s ‘Anti-Muslim’ legal guidelines together with CAA and NRC.

Apart from that, the rationale behind Annamalai’s thrashing defeat was nobody however the ‘foul-mouthed’ IPS himself, stated the sources. Since the start, Annamalai was being too vocal and important in each the constituency and together with his own celebration staff in the course of the campaigning which raised a whole lot of eyebrows. After the Pallapatti individuals refused entry for the BJP candidate, he got here down closely at them, the place his downfall started. Later, he went on to abuse and threaten the DMK chief Senthil Balaji, which was in a foul style.

As the foul-mouthed Annamalai refused to apologise for his talks and behavior, it enraged the individuals extra which finally led to his defeat to one other rookie. With this victory, DMK has retained the Aravakurichi meeting section and has confirmed its stronghold amongst different political events.

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