AIADMK fails to impress neutral voters
Vellore Lok Sabha election result in a frightening reminder of the ruling AIADMK. The DMK had gained by narrow marginal difference on AIADMK in the constituency with a sizeable Muslim population.
The Minister D Jayakumar said DMK had succeeded in bridging voters. The party proved it by winning 4.77 lakh votes and 46.51 vote share. Claimed AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam and joint coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami in a statement.
AC Shanmugam tried more effort in Vellore elections, he gave tough fight from AIADMK front, and his ability garner non-Muslim and in-vanniyar votes in the region. Mudaliar- dominated Gudiyatham and Dali-dominated K V Kuppam assembly segments, Shanmugam secured comfortable leads.
AIADMK was able to establish its own home only by neutralizing the TTV Dhinakaran factor and consolidating its core constituency of voters. Failure to win despite the appointment of an entire cabinet in the sector speaks to a loss of public confidence.
Although, AIADMK’s decision to keep the BJP out of its campaign is a deliberate attempt to reclaim some lost ground among minorities. AC Shanmugam’s ideas may have done some damage to Parliament before its flip-flop on the Triple Talaq bill.
However, strong Hindu polarisation in Vellore and Ambur- formerly known for communal unrest helped the Shanmugam minor difference.
The sad part of the Vellore canvassing is that it did nothing to satisfy the Election Commission. The Commission once again proved that there are no solutions to fighting to bribe voters.