Tamizhachi Thangapandian wins big in South Chennai with a difference of 262223 votes. The Chennai South Lok Sabha seat was watched closely, as observers thought it could go down to the wire. With the DMK fielding debutante and English professor Tamizhachi Thangapandian against AIADMK’s sitting MP Jayavardhan, son of Minister D. Jayakumar, the fight, it was believed, would be close. In the end, Ms. Tamizhachi, whose family has steadfastly been in the DMK camp, won by over two lakh votes, to be elected as an MP. With the BJP winning a second term under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the DMK will expect her to be one of the fiery voices that will raise issues related to Tamil Nadu’s rights in the Lok Sabha, forcefully and eloquently.
The undercurrent against Modi and BJP was so strong that the winning margins were quite wide – the highest margin of 4.95 lakh was scored by P Velusamy of the DMK in Dindigul constituency in south Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu has never fallen prey to the saffron wave and it never. As of now DMK holds fort with a strong opposition. Hopefully this will lead to stronger voices on behalf of the people in the parliament.