Stalin’s supporters rally behind Rahul Gandhi in Tamil Nadu voting

As the election season in India starts, the media, politicians, and voters start to make their predictions. Tamil Nadu being one of the crucial states, with the 6th highest parliament seats, lags no further than electoral air. The polling in the state took place on Friday, April 19, where the voters shared their views on Rahul Gandhi, generating trust in him as the Prime Minister of India.

| Updated: 21 April, 2024 6:13 pm IST
The New Indian's Executive Editor Rohan Dua talks to locals in Madurai

MADURAI: As The New Indian team travelled between Chennai, Tuticorin and Madurai, the ancient city of beautiful temples to chronicle sentiments of the voters on the first day of voting on April 19, a clutch of voters stood behind ruling DMK and ally partner Congress

Some wavered between Rahul Gandhi and M K Stalin as the next Prime minister.

Ittya, a working professional sharing a similar sentiment with her two friends, told The New Indian, “Rahul Gandhi will be the next Prime Minister.”

Another resident, Narayan Swami, also showed his belief in Rahul Gandhi, while in his state he wants to see MK Stalin remain in power.

In Tamil Nadu, Congress has been out of office since the late 1960s, and the ground report highlights that the situation will remain the same.

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With voting in Tamil Nadu over, Rahul semeed to have gained significant sentiments in his favour among local and national leaders from other parties even as the BJP looks solid on their entry plans with growing popularity of PM Narendra Modi in Tamil Nadu.

A local resident Kannan, a senior advocate and his daughter K Sharmila,a first-time voter rallies behind Congres.

“Stalin is the best leader in the state, but Rahul Gandhi should be the next prime minister of India,” said Sharmila, an English literature student.

Kannan said, “According to the present condition and media reports, Modi seems to be the prime minister, but practically, Rahul Gandhi should be the PM.”

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