Assembly election: Kerala held superstars in high regard, Tamil Nadu fails its own
Two days from the Assembly Election results, but the mood in Tamil Nadu and Kerala is still terse. While the DMK is still struggling to come to terms with its failure, there are others who say adieu to their political career that just only began.
Ironically, Thalaiva's state rejected anyone other than him. The superstars here failed to make a mark on the people during the assembly elections. Action hero and DMDK chief was brought to tears by the result and what further saddened him was his party losing the 'state party' status.
Similarly, actor-tuned politician and the leader of Samathuva Makkal Katchi, R Sarathkumar lost in the Tiruchendur constituency against his DMK rival Anitha R Radhakrishnan. He secured only 62,356 votes against Radhakrishnan who claimed victory with 88,357 votes.
Ulundurpettai completely rejected DMDK's Vijaykanth. He came third with 26,950 votes and was far behind the AIADMK candidate and DMK participant.
Call it the brand name, a DMK contestant, previously an actor- Vagai Chandrasekar- led in Velachery constituency in Chennai against his AIADMK rival C Munusamy by 8,100 votes.
Kerala artists could call it a good day
Pathanapuram in Kollam turned to be a hotbed for film stars, pitted against each other. The fact that all major parties here had fielded film actors in the assembly elections has not gone unnoticed. And as the election results unravelled, most of them seemed to have won.
For instance, actor Mukesh of the LDF had a resounding victory in Kollam constituency.
Actor-turned-politician K.B. Ganesh Kumar contested from Pathanapuram. He was pitted against another actor Jagadeeshkumar and Reghu Damodharan (Bheeman Reghu) from NDA. Ganesh Kumar won by over 24,000 votes. KPAC Lalitha was considered to be pitted as an LDF candidate from the Wadakkanchery Assembly constituency. She, however, decided against it and withdrew from the race.