BJP backs AIADMK in bypolls also: Tamilisai Soundararajan

Expressing her party\'s support to the AIADMK candidate for the Ottapidaram by-poll, Tamilsai.

Ottapidaram: The BJP will extend its full support to P Chinnappan, AIADMK candidate for the Ottapidaram by-poll, assured BJP Tamil Nadu state president Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, who also expressed her willingness for the continuation of the AIADMK-BJP combine in the state for the local body elections too.

Hoping for her victory in the Thoothukudi Lok Sabha constituency that went for polls in the second phase on April 18, Dr Tamilisai said the entire nation pinned its hope on Narendra Modi, who would assume office as Prime Minister for the second consecutive time after May 23.

Referring to the DMK district youth wing organiser murdering his brother using his fire arm, Dr Tamilisai said that the incident proved that DMK men would never respect the law, as the accused was supposed to deposit his pistol with the Collector during elections.

Recalling an observation of a High court judge on the easy availability of fire arms in Thoothukudi, Dr Tamilisai said that her dream was to make Thoothukudi free of violence, and to mould the place into an industrial hub to ensure job opportunities for youth of this region.

Expressing her party's support to the AIADMK candidate for the Ottapidaram by-poll, Tamilsai said she would campaign for the victory of the AIADMK in the by-election.

Ottapidaram Assembly constituency is all set for by-election with major parties like the DMK, AIADMK and the AMMK fielding their respective candidates. Well ahead of all other parties on April 13, the DMK announced M C Shanmugaiah as its candidate, while the AMMK fielded Sundararaj, disqualified MLA, and the AIADMK on Tuesday announced fielding its former MLA, P Chinnappan.

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