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Jothimani Angry as Congress Lets Go of Aravakurichi

Jothimani had recently launched an online campaign under the hashtag #Aravakurichi2016 and had begun a whirlwind tour.

Published: 08th April 2016 05:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th April 2016 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

KARUR: On a day when TNCC chief E V K S Elangovan inked a seat-sharing agreement with the DMK and released a list of 41 constituencies it got in the bargain, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s chosen youth leader in Aravakurichi, Jothimani, was crestfallen.

Jothima.jpgNot only had the Grand Old Party failed to wrest the constituency, it put paid to all the efforts Jothimani had been making in the past nine months. She had switched to campaign mode months ago and had been campaigning in the constituency.

Unrelenting, Jothimani took to Facebook to  register her protest. “There will be no change in my decision to contest from Aravakurichi. I will continue my campaign. In the past nine months, we have gained the people’s confidence, which we cannot lose at any cost,” she wrote.

Speaking to Express, she said that Rahul Gandhi was speaking to the State leaders on her behalf to get Aravakurichi. When queried about an option to contest as an independent, she replied there was still time.

Jothimani had recently launched an online campaign under the hashtag #Aravakurichi2016 and had begun a whirlwind tour of the constituency to meet the youth, the farmers and the industrialists.

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