Voters in Radha Krishnan Nagar better known as R K Nagar constituency are receiving calls from ‘Amma’ Jayalalithaa to vote for E Madhusudanan. The AIADMK led by O Panneerselvam and Edappadi Palanisamy is using an audio recording of the late leader to campaign for their candidate in the upcoming December 21 bypoll.
“My dear voters, I request you to vote for Dr MGR’s very own Two leaves symbol and ensure a massive victory with a huge margin to R K Nagar candidate E Madusudhanan,” the voice recording in Tamil says. The clipping, according to AIADMK sources, was prepared by editing two audio files- one from Jayalalithaa’s own campaign for the previous election at R K Nagar and another of her speech invoking E Madhusudanan- referring to him as her brother.
The audio message in Jayalalithaa’s voice is an attempt by the AIADMK to strike a chord with the voters of R K Nagar constituency ahead of the December 21 bypoll. The O Panneerselvam and Edappadi Palanisamy camp already have an advantage of contesting under the Two leaves symbol- the symbol recognised by the voters of R K Nagar as Jayalalithaa’s very own.
The camp has also received more campaigning time with rebel candidate TTV Dinakaran being allotted a symbol- pressure cooker- only on Thursday night by the election commission. The voice recording with Jayalalithaa’s appeal, the AIADMK hopes, will help them woo voters on an emotional level.