Barring DMDK chief Vijayakanth and his spouse Premalatha, other leaders in the BJP alliance are stuck with electioneering in their own constituencies.

BJP state unit chief Pon Radhakrishnan is busy campaigning in Kanyakumari, La Ganesan is confined to south Chennai, Vaiko is in Virudhunagar and PMK chief Anbumani Ramadoss is focusing on Dharmapuri. PMK founder leader S Ramadoss is yet to hit the campaign trail.

Similarly, in Congress, Union Minister P Chidambaram has so far been campaigning only in Sivaganga for his son Karti.

Though Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president BS Gnanadesikan participated in a few meetings, he is yet to fully gear up for electioneering.

Other State Congress leaders, including former TNCC presidents K V Thangkabalu and M Krishnasamy are yet to make their presence felt.

Against this background, workers of both BJP and Congress expect the election rallies of their top leaders to brighten party prospects and energies them ahead of the last round of electioneering.

Asked if so far any party leader had campaigned for him, Mohan Kumaramangalam, Congress candidate in Salem said, "I have begun seeking votes...Vasan is expected to campaign for me on April 4."

Meanwhile, when asked about the campaign of Modi and other leaders like Rajnath Singh in Tamil Nadu, BJP General Secretary and TN in charge P Muralidhar Rao said "All leaders will come tentatively by the second week of April."

TNCC president Gnanadesikan said "Madam Gandhi and Rahul will address election rallies in Tamil Nadu for sure." The dates, however, are not yet finalized, he added.


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