DMK’s Dr Ezhilan defeats BJP’s Khushboo Sundar in Thousand Lights

Dr Ezhilan has emerged victorious in his ballot debut.

Thousand Lights Meeting constituency in Chennai noticed DMK’s Dr N Ezhilan recording a thumping win towards BJP candidate Khushboo Sundar by a victory of 32,462 votes. Ezhilan has emerged victorious in his electoral debut. 

Dr Ezhilan is an everyday face on tv debates round social justice, schooling and state authorities’s insurance policies on inclusion. A physician by career Ezhilan vociferously opposed the implementation of Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at (NEET) for MBBS aspirants. Ezhilan, who works for a personal hospital in Chennai, has expertise of virtually 10 years in infectious ailments, preventive drugs and diabetology. He’s additionally the son of former Deputy Chief of the State Planning Fee M Naganathan, who was previously a part of the group creating DMK’s manifestos.

M Naganathan was stated to be near former Chief Minister and late DMK President M Karunanidhi. Ezhilan was one of many medical doctors who had handled the late DMK patriarch when he was admitted to Kauvery Hospitals for remedy. He was additionally one of many few DMK members to spend time with Karunanidhi, who handed away in August 2018.

Like Ezhilan, this was the primary time actor Khushboo was contesting in an election, as she and her occasion have been banking on her star energy to see her by. Khushboo, who was as soon as a vocal critic of the BJP, joined the nationwide occasion in October 2020. She was, nonetheless, first with the DMK earlier than quitting the occasion in June 2014. Thereafter, she joined the Congress, however resigned final yr stating that honest employees like her have been being ‘pushed and suppressed’ within the occasion. 

With Ezhilan’s victory, the DMK has held on to the Thousand Lights seat. The occasion’s former MLA Ku Ka Selvam, who gained in 2016, had defected to the BJP final yr. Prior to now, the constituency was well-known for sending DMK president Stalin to the state Meeting 4 occasions since 1989.

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