BJP worker in Coimbatore trolled after he gets one vote in local body polls
Guwahati: #Single_Vote_BJP has been trending on Twitter as the news of D Karthik (33) of AKS Nagar receiving just one vote for the post of Kurudampalayam village panchayat ward 9 mamber spread like a wildfire on social media.
Netizens from all across Tamil Nadu (TN) mercilessly trolled Karthik and said that he could not secure votes of his own family members.
Even though D Karthik was contesting for ward councillor not as a BJP candidate, the party was also the butt of the jokes on social media with #Single_Vote_BJP, #onevote trending on Twitter.
After, the hashtag #SingleVoteBJP started trending on Twitter, it has been used in over 12,000 tweets and counting.
The BJP youth wing leader contested as an independent candidate in the Tamil Nadu rural local body polls at Kurudampalayam panchayat in Coimbatore district.
As per the reports, ward 9 of the Kurudampalayam panchayat has around 1,551 voters of which 913 voted in the polls.
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.
The bye-elections for local bodies were held in Coimbatore on October 9. Elections were held for 13 posts including District Panchayat Ward Member, Village Panchayat Ward Member, Village Municipal Chairman. 55,280 people voted in this bye-election.
Apart from Coimbatore bye-elections, counting for other Tamil Nadu local body polls are also underway. The counting of votes began at 8 am on October 12 in 74 centres across Tamil Nadu.
The elections were held for the rural local bodies of Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Ranipet, Villupuram, Vellore, Tiruppatur, and Kallakurichi districts of the state.