Chennai: Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) which made its electoral debut in the 16th parliamentary elections in the State has won more than forty thousand votes in the three constituencies it contested. SDPI did not enter into any electoral alliance in these constituencies and has emerged as the new force in the state politics.
The State witnessed an unprecedented wave in favour of the ruling Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (ADMK) and the party had won 37 out of the total 39 seats in the State. The main rival DMK could not win any seat and the Congress party candidates could not retain their deposit in 38 constituencies. At this stage, SDPI had won more than forty thousand votes against the money power of the main political parties.
The party had polled 14877 votes in Tirunelveli, 14585 votes in North Chennai and 12541 votes in Ramanathapuram. The party candidate came fifth in Ramanathapuram constituency and was ahead of the CPI candidate.
The results have boosted the morale of the party cadres and supporters and the party hopes to have an improved performance in the forthcoming Assembly elections in 2016. The BJP which contested the elections with a rainbow alliance could win only two seats.