BJP’s one vote wonder in TN: How it happened

D Karthik

Coimbatore: A BJP functionary, who contested the local body polls from Coimbatore, had shot to national limelight despite his humiliating defeat.

D Karthik had contested for the post of a ward member in Periyanaickenpalayam union in Coimbatore district.

He got just one vote in his name. What is all the more surprising is that Karthik belongs to a family comprising of five eligible voters.

However, reacting to the media, Karthik said that his family’s vote was in ward number 4 and therefore they could not vote for him. Candidates in local body polls do not contest under political party symbols, though parties do back them officially.

Meanwhile, the news went viral with #SingleVoteBJP trending on Twitter. As the results were announced on Tuesday, social media users trolled him saying even his four other family members did not vote for him. Soon the hashtag #SingleVoteBJP started trending on Twitter at national level.

 

NT Bureau