Tamil Nadu’s Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK), led by actor Vijayakanth, garnered about 2,300 votes in its maiden attempt in the Delhi Assembly elections.

Of the party’s 11 candidates, two polled over 300 votes, four got over 200. Ishvari, who contested from the Wazirpur seat in North Delhi got 362 votes, the highest among DMDK nominees, and K. Swarna from Janakpuri received the lowest of 110 votes.

G.S. Mani, who tried his luck from the high-profile New Delhi constituency, where Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal defeated Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, occupied the seventh position among 17 contestants.

Mr. Vijayakanth campaigned in the national Capital for five days, highlighting the pathetic living conditions of Tamils in slums.


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