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NDA's rapid rise in vote share in Tamil Nadu shows what's in store: Modi
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NDA's rapid rise in vote share in Tamil Nadu shows what's in store: Modi

| @indiablooms | 07 Jun 2024, 02:07 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on Friday expressed his hope for the BJP-led ruling coalition NDA's prospects in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where the saffron camp improved their vote share despite drawing a blank in the tally of seats.

In his address to NDA MP-elects, Modi said, "The rapid rise in NDA's vote share in Tamil Nadu shows what's coming in future."

"We have lost a lot of BJP workers in Kerala. Our workers have suffered the most in Kerala, even more than Jammu and Kashmir. We never could hope for a seat but now we have a representative in Parliament from Kerala," he added.

BJP's growth in Tamil Nadu

The BJP-led NDA may have drawn a blank in Tamil Nadu in the Lok Sabha elections but achieved its best ever performance when it comes to vote share, after its supreme leader Narendra Modi campaigned hard in the state with his frequent visits.

Without the support of any major Dravidian players, the NDA has achieved 18.27% though it failed to open its account.

The NDA has fared best in the southern part of the state, which has 39 seats up for grabs. The coalition has recorded 22.27% votes in southern Tamil Nadu.

BJP's success story in Kerala

In Kerala, BJP had contested in 16 seats while its ally BDJS fought on 4 others.

In Thiruvananthapuram, where Congress leader Shashi Tharoor won after a tough contest, BJP's Rajeev Chandrasekhar, an outgoing Union Minister, closed in by reducing the former's winning margin from 99,000 in 2019 to little over 16,000 in 2024.

In Attingal, former BJP state president V Muraleedharan offered a tough fight to the LDF and UDF polling 3,11,779 votes. The BJP's vote share improved from 24.97% to 31.64% in the seat.

The party's vote share has significantly grown in three seats- Alappuzha, Palakkad and Alathur.

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