BJP Candidate Gets 1 Vote, Has a Family of 5

In Coimbatore, a BJP candidate contesting a local body election, could secure only one vote even though he has five members in his family.

D Karthik is a BJP candidate. Recently, in a local body election in Tamil Nadu, he got only one vote, even though he has five members in the family

The news went viral, and people began making fun of him. #Single_Vote_BJ was trending on Twitter.

He contested elections to be a ward member in Periyanaickenpalayam union in Coimbatore district. 

Meena Kandasamy is a writer and activist. She tweeted saying, "BJP candidate gets only one vote in local body elections. Proud of the four other voters in his household who decided to vote for others."

Ashok Kumar of INC said, "Five members are his family and this BJP candidate who contested for ward member post got one single vote in Coimbatore!" This is how Tamil Nadu handles the BJP.

Karthik heavily campaigned for the polls with his posters consisting of the Central leaders like PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, yet he could only secure one vote.