Our traditional voters, cadre will also boycott poll, says Jayakumar

They can understand that the AIADMK has decided to boycott this by-election only after weighing in the pros and cons.”
Former AIADMK minister D Jayakumar
Former AIADMK minister D Jayakumar (File photo| EPS)

CHENNAI: AIADMK organisation secretary D Jayakumar on Monday asserted that the party cadre and the public who traditionally vote for the Two Leaves symbol will also boycott the bypoll, in tune with the decision taken by the party.

Jayakumar said this when asked about the challenge posed by DMK organisation secretary RS Bharathi on whether Edappadi K Palaniswami was ready to expel AIADMK functionaries in the Vikravandi constituency who cast their votes in the bypoll. “Is Palaniswami ready to hand out this warning to his party functionaries in Vikravandi? Booth agents in the constituency know who cast votes. If the AIADMK functionaries cast their votes, it means they ignored the decision taken by Palaniswami. But Palaniswami won’t hand out such a warning.”

Former AIADMK minister D Jayakumar
AIADMK to boycott Vikravandi assembly bypoll

When asked about the challenge posed by Bharathi, Jayakumar said, “The AIADMK cadre and the public who vote for the Two Leaves symbol will never cast their votes and also not change their opinion. They can understand that the AIADMK has decided to boycott this by-election only after weighing in the pros and cons.”

On VK Sasikala’s statement that she has re-entered the AIADMK, Jayakumar said, “She can’t re-enter the party because she has already been shown the door. How can she do something which the party cadre don’t agree to? Sasikala has no connection with the AIADMK.”

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