NOTA wins over BJP in RK Nagar by-election


The Bharatiya Janata Party faced streaks of criticism in Tamil Nadu state, after the Mersal row and it’s clear in the results of RK Nagar by-poll. While DMK, AIADMK and TTV Dinakaran was competing to win the top spot, BJP’s Nagarajan had to put up a struggle to see him in top slots. But, the voters of RK Nagar had rejected him and the saffron party out rightly and gave sixth position with a measly 1417 votes.

What is even more interesting is the fact that NOTA (none of the above) option secured a better than the national party with 2373 votes. With a view to spread its wings across South India and regain the power in Karnataka, BJP has been playing numerous cards down South. Despite the efforts from high command, this poor performance will be a huge setback for the party.

As per the results announced by Election Commission, TTV Dinakaran got more than 50% of total votes whereas AIADMK and DMK secured second and third places. Another regional political outfit Naam Tamilar Katchi bagged fourth place with 3860 votes.

Although BJP was never a contender for top spot, it only aimed at winning a sizeable number of votes and gain good position in state. Also, the Amit Shah-led never shied away from lending or taking support of ruling AIADMK when it comes to political play. TTV’s victory came even after losing Two leaves symbol to AIADMK and facing allegations in Amma’s death.