Tamil Nadu in Tirupur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public gathering fiercely attacking Congress. Hetermedsenior Congress leader P. Chidambaram as "recounting minister". PM Modi said that let'stalk aboutTamil Nadu's most intelligent recounting minister , who thinks he is the world's most knowledgeable person.
In the 2009 general elections, the election of P. Chidambaram from Shivganga Lok Sabha constituency was in disputes for several reasons. P. Chidambaram was declared the winner with a score of 3,354 after the count of 21 rounds on the night of May 16, 2009, but there was a ruckus in Shivganga's Voting Center. Actually, before the official confirmation, TV channels and news agencies had shown that the Union Minister had to face the defeat. After this, supporters of AIADMK candidate RS Raja Kannappan started celebrating in the joy of victory. After this, Kannappan went to the Returning Officer to take his election certificate, where he was told that the count is not yet officially ended.
There was confusion at that time. Actually, the counting of votes in different tables was not running at the same speed. Some tables were ahead of others with a couple rounds. Some were counting in and some had completed the process. During this time some election agents came out and announced the end of the process. However, by the time this was happening, Kannappan was really moving forward and AIADMK activists had assumed that he had won. The special thing is that Kannappan had kept a good lead in the count for the 14th round. However, with the counting of votes of the Alangudi assembly, Chidambaram got the lead of 5761 votes in the 15th round. The figure increased again in the 16th round. During that time, Congress ally in Tamil Nadu was DMK's government. The opposition had accused the state government of influencing elections.