Prem Kumar wrote:
Frederic wrote:Prem, I do speak Tamil and I want to help out. Pls contact me @ fvonseydlitz yahoo
Frederic: can you plz reply to my email so that I know it has reached you? Thanks
PremKumar and SwamyG,
Called about 20 voters yesterday and today morning. Short report follows:
*In South Chennai, the contest seems to be between BJP (candidate L.Ganeshan) and AIADMK (candidate Jayawardhan).
*AIADMK spending money like water. Not surprising.
*Except one voter who slammed the receiver on me, all were core BJP supporters. Urged them to spread the word, get the family, kinsmen and friends out on the crucial day of April 24th for South Chennai.
*Among the folks I talked to, majority TamBrams (expected in South Chennai), one DinaMalar newspaper journalist, one BJP karyakartha.
*Universal feedback is that L.Ganeshan needs to get out more on the streets, conduct street corner meetings, in general "show his face".
*Feedback from BJP karyakartha : "Large BJP voters chunk in Thiruvanmiyur area are a bit upset that L.Ganeshan has not held a single meeting there". Anyone having a direct line to Chennai BJP unit, pls convey this.
*Another request to you PremKumar. Do you have a list from UP and Bihar? I have a person who has volunteered to call people in UP and Bihar. The lady is from Bihar and is fluent in the local dialect.