38 out of 39 Congress Candidates Deposits Forfeited in Tamil Nadu

The Congress party not only drew a blank in the 39 constituencies of Tamil Nadu but the deposits of 38 of its candidates were forfeited.

Only H Vasanthakumar, the party’s candidate in Kanyakumari district, was able to save his deposit, being runner-up to BJP’s state president Pon Radhakrishnan. He lost to Radhakrishnan by a margin of 1,28,662 votes.The Congress secured 17,51,123 votes in Tamil Nadu, translating to 4.3 per cent of vote share in the state.

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