October 27, 2016
Thanjavur: In a democratic country, political parties should not boycott polls, but should contest the elections and get elected to serve the people better, said BJP state unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan.
Soundararajan, who was in Thanjavur to attend the Boomi Puja performed for the construction of the party’s district unit office building, told reporters that a similar building would be constructed in all the 42 districts in the state.
She said that the BJP would contest in all the three constituencies in the state in the October 19 polls.
Referring to the decision of the People’s Welfare Front and the Tamil Maanila Congress not to contest the elections for Thanjavur, Aravakurichi and Thirupparankundram constituencies on November 19, Soundararajan said that they can serve the people better only if they have representation in the state Assembly. “How can these parties serve the people better if they do not contest the elections and get elected to the state Assembly?” she asked.
On the Cauvery dispute, she said that the state unit of the BJP will strive to see that justice is done to Tamil Nadu.
She said that the eight ministers nominated by AIADMK to oversee electioneering works in all the three constituencies should not abuse their official position and power, and this would be ensured by the Election Commission.