Coimbatore: Twitterati had a field day on Wednesday when news emerged that a BJP activist who contested the local body by-election here came away with just one vote - his own.
At the end of vote counting on Tuesday, officials declared that D Karthik, the vice-president of the BJP youth wing in Coimbatore, North Taluk, had secured only one vote.
He was contesting from ward 9 of Kurudampalayam village panchayat, near Thudiyalur, close to the industrial city.
After the results were out, 'One vote BJP' hashtag was trending on Twitter.
Apparently, even five of his family members who cast their vote in the same ward did not vote for him.
However, Karthik has taken to social media to clarify that he was not fielded by the BJP.
"I contested the poll as an independent and was allotted the 'car' symbol," he claimed.
He also argued that his family did not have votes in the ward as they had moved there recently.
"I got one vote and I would treat it as a victory," he said before elaborating his plans to contest again.
Karthik runs a mobile phone shop.