Chennai: The BJP signed off the poll campaign in Tamil Nadu in style, virtually excelling in a multi-lingual electioneering in Dravidian heartland, holding road shows and making a strong pitch for development.
A battery of leaders led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had campaigned hectically, determined to improve the party’s electoral fortunes. Unlike the previous Assembly election, this time, the saffron party in the state relied heavily on Modi who was the star campaigner with party chief Amit Shah, Union Ministers: Rajnath Singh, M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman, who spiced up the campaign while speaking in Hindi, English and Telugu besides Union HRD minister Smriti Irani and party’s MP Roopa Ganguly who added glamour to the electioneering.
Party leaders from Karnataka too wooed voters in Kannada while those from the state appealed in Tamil. TN incharge P. Muralidhar Rao too undertook a whirlwind election tour of the state.
As the curtains came down, PM fervently appealed to people of Tamil Nadu to vote for BJP in the May 16 Assembly election. In his message to the voters of Tamil Nadu, Modi said BJP was the only hope for people.
Appealing to the youth to ensure his ardent desire of making Tamil Nadu rise to the forefront come true by putting ‘a full stop’ to the politics of blame-game and ushering in a corruption-free and efficient administration, Mr. Modi asked the people to go to polling booths with family members and vote for the Lotus symbol and promised development for vote.