Congress’s Mohan Kumaramangalam tweeted an unusual picture to mark the conclusion of the poll campaign in Tamil Nadu on Sunday. Instead of sharing photos from the campaign trail, Mr Kumaramangalam tweeted a picture of his worn-out slippers.
“The end of a campaign,” wrote Mr Kumaramangalam, who is contesting from the Omalur seat in Salem district. “I can honestly say I left it all on the field and saved nothing for the ride home. In god we trust and god comes in all shapes and sizes,” he added.
His picture shows a pair of slippers, so well-worn that its black exterior has peeled off in certain parts.
The end of a campaign. I can honestly say I left it all on the field and saved nothing for the ride home. In god we trust and god comes in all shapes and sizes pic.twitter.com/YvzCvrjfZs
— Mohan Kumaramangalam மோகன் குமாரமங்கலம் (@MKumaramangalam) April 4, 2021
The picture has racked up more than 1,500 ‘likes’ on the microblogging platform, along with a number of reactions.
Good fight, Mohan. It’s been a tough one. But I think you will have the last laugh.
— Sundar (@doc_sund) April 4, 2021
Hush puppies ????
— SRIDHAR (@auditsridhar) April 4, 2021
Congress has fielded Mohan Kumaramangalam, 42, from the Omalur seat in Tamil Nadu’s Salem district against AIADMK’s R Mani.
Elections to 234 Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu will be held tomorrow. The Congress is in an alliance with the main opposition party DMK while the ruling AIADMK has a tie-up with the BJP. Polling across the constituencies in 38 districts of Tamil Nadu will begin at 7 AM on Tuesday. A total of 3,998 candidates are in the poll fray. In view of COVID-19, the number of polling stations has been increased to 88,937.
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