There is no compulsion for the Congress party to buy votes, the party candidate for Vellore constituency Vijay Ilanchezhian, who is also the acting president of the State Youth Congress, has said.
He said this while addressing a meeting of the party workers at Ambur on Sunday. He appealed to the cadre to approach the voters with a message that they cannot sell their votes cheap and thus persuade them to desist from receiving money from political parties.
Vijay said assuming parties gave Rs 500 or Rs 1,000 per vote to get elected and stay in power for a period of five years, the cost of vote per day worked out to a mere 48 paise.
He wanted the partymen to focus on various schemes introduced by the Congress party such as the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Lokpal Bill, Right to Education Act and the 108 Ambulance scheme.
He said that the partymen should also educate the voters on the opportunistic alliances of parties while stressing on the future awaiting for the Congress party. “The Congress in Vellore should emerge victorious with highest margin,” Vijay Ilanchezhian said further.