Tamil Nadu countdown: DMK sets up digital timer to count the days for its 'supposed' electoral win
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) seems confident of its performance in the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections. The party has installed a digital countdown clock at the entrance of the party’s headquarters in Chennai in the run up to the Election. The clock, set to May 2, 2021, the date on which counting of votes will be held in Tamil Nadu, is placed atop the entrance of the headquarters building. The clock has rising sun symbol of the DMK along with a slogan ‘Stalin is coming, he is going to give a new start’.
Meanwhile, in a major goof-up the DMK and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) have used the picture of the same sari-clad woman for their digital campaigns, bringing back memories of the 2016 assembly election when both the parties hired the same senior citizen for the respective campaigns targeting each other.
The posters, which also have the pictures of chief ministerial candidates Edappadi K Palaniswami and MK Stalin has launched a war of words between the IT wings of both the parties.
DMK chief had released the party’s manifesto on March 7th. The party’s IT wing had then created digital posters listing the various promises in the manifesto. The digital poster sporting a sari clad model was widely shared on social media.
The AIADMK’s IT wing a few days ago, however, published a few digital posters with the same model on the party’s official Faceboook page.
While the DMK IT wing has accused the AIADMK of copying “not just the election manifesto, but also our innovation,” said they have the “copyright for the image of the woman used in our posters.”
VVR Raj Satyen, secretary, Madurai zone of AIADMK’s IT wing however said they AIADMK was the first to use the model’s picture in the state government’s advertisements in January. “DMK has copied from us but claims it as its own,” he said.
Tamil Nadu will go to Assembly polls in single phase on April 06. Counting of votes will be held on May 02