Tamil Nadu is full of amusing spectacles as candidates attempt a variety of acts to woo voters, right from donning the role of a chef to washing clothes for the April 6 Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu. If Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister Jayakunar goes around his constituency on a cycle rickshaw with his signature ‘MGR’ cap on his head, to garner votes, Prabakar Raja, a DMK nominee from Virugambakkam made hot dosa at a small eatery in his constituency.
The AIADMK party released its 2021 Assembly election manifesto by promising a series of ‘freebies’ or populist welfare schemes, including Amma housing scheme, Amma washing machine and free six gas cylinders for all rice-card holders, and even a waiver on education loans. AIADMK candidate Thanga Kathiravan while campaigning rushed to help a woman wash the clothes. After hanging up the clothes to dry, he said that she would no longer have to strain herself with washing clothes as the party has promised a washing machine for every household. All she needed to do was vote for the two-leaves symbol.
Actress and BJP’s star candidate Khushbu Sundar prepared tea at the residence of a voter and even made a hot dosa at a roadside eatery while canvasing for votes. AIADMK rival and AMMK chief TTV Dhinakaran mimicked late DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi’s voice during his campaign.
AMMK candidate G Muniyasamy from Ramanathapuram assembly constituency campaigned with a person dressed as AIADMK’s founder MG Ramachandran on Sunday. The MGR disguised volunteer began his campaign tour at the bus stand with a procession of AMMK followers behind him. Muniyasamy while addressing the media said that he would take appropriate steps to improve Rameswaram and that priority would be given to road development and drinking water facilities in the areas under Rameswaram municipality. He added that measures would be taken for the welfare of fishermen and fisheries protection.