Kamal Haasan loses election debut, Vanathi wins VIP battle
Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan could not win in his debut elections, with BJP’s Vanathi Srinivasan emerging as the star in the Coimbatore South constituency. However, she won by a wafer-thin margin of just over 1,500 votes.
Vanathi has emerged as winter in the keen triangular contest. She won as MLA for the first time. At present, Vanathi is working as national president of the BJP women’s wing. A lawyer by profession, she joined the BJP in 1993. In the long stint of her career, she worked in various capacities for BJP.