Chennai: BJP’s top leader and Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah on Sunday kick started his party’s campaign for the April 6 Lok Sabha bypoll in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu. Confident of his party’s victory, Amit Shah said that BJP would not only win in Kanyakumari, but the AIADMK-led NDA in Tamil Nadu would also emerge victorious in the upcoming state Assembly elections as well.
Launching his “Vetri Kodi Eandhi” (Carrying the flag of victory) campaign from Suseendiram in Kanyakumari, said he was confident that a coalition government of the NDA will come to power in the state after the April 6 assembly polls. The party has fielded former Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan for the Lok Sabha bye-poll, necessitated due to the death of Congress MP H Vasantha Kumar last year due to COVID-19. Notably, while the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha segment has six Assembly seats, the BJP is not contesting in any.
Launching his party’s campaign with Radhakrishnan and senior state BJP leaders in tow, Shah said he visited 11 houses to “convey Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message.” “We have started the campaign to take the BJP’s Lotus symbol door-to-door,” he said and appealed to the public and the voters to elect Radhakrishnan.
“I am sure about the outcome (of the polls), looking at the excitement of the people both in Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat as well in the Assembly polls,” he said, implying that the NDA would emerge victorious in the hustings. “I am confident that a coalition government of AIADMK-BJP-PMK will be formed (after the Assembly polls),” he added.
The BJP president distributed pamphlets, interacted with people and also took pictures with some of them.
Meanwhile, earlier on Friday the ruling AIADMK and the BJP in Tamil Nadu had clinched a seat-sharing deal, with the former, the lead partner, allocating 20 Assembly seats for its saffron ally and the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat. BJP has nominated Radhakrishnan from here.
The state will go into single phase polls from April 6. The results will be declared on May 2.