Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Ok S Alagiri on Sunday mentioned his social gathering didn’t intend in search of a share in energy if the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is elected after the April 6 meeting ballot. He expressed pleasure over the Congress getting 25 seats from the Dravidian associate.
His social gathering has, nevertheless, sought a Rajya Sabha seat from the DMK, the TNCC chief mentioned After signing the seat sharing settlement with DMK chief M Ok Stalin right here, Alagiri, all smiles, instructed reporters that the conclusion of the deal has given his social gathering large enthusaism and pleasure. Secularism is the converging level for Congress, DMK and different constituents, he mentioned. “BJP is an enormous illness of the nation and it’s making an attempt to contaminate others as properly,” he alleged.
Requested if there was an opportunity for the Congress to hunt a share in energy if the DMK was voted into workplace as there have been ‘talks’ of BJP making such a requirement with the AIADMK, he mentioned, “no, we’ve got no such intention.” “No,” he mentioned to a query on whether or not he would contest the meeting election. In the course of the 2006-11 DMK regime, a Congress refrain of ‘share in energy’ was well-known. Nevertheless, the Dravidian social gathering, then led by late M Karunanidhi,didn’t give in to the clamour. The AIADMK these days had typically mocked on the DMK as a ‘minority’ authorities for relying on the assist of its allies to outlive.
Requested if his social gathering has sought a Rajya Sabha seat from the DMK, Alagiri answered within the affirmative, including that the DMK has assured them that it could think about the request. In June 2022, six Rajya Sabha members, 4 from the ruling AIADMK and two from the primary opposition DMK, will retire. Alagiri denied that his social gathering was presently not giving prominence to its slogan of organising ‘Kamaraj rule’ in Tamil Nadu.
The Congress would give a thrust to the slogan after the 2021 Meeting election and work for it as “that is the time to defeat the BJP and never the time to convey concerning the rule of Kamaraj. After beating the BJP we’ll convey Kamaraj’s rule,” he mentioned.
A Congress icon and freedom fighter, Ok Kamaraj was a former Chief Minister and is revered by folks reducing throughout social gathering strains for his honesty, good governance and a life devoted for the folks. To a query on the variety of seats contested by the Congress in DMK alliance witnessing a gentle decline over time, from a excessive of 110 in 1980 to 25 this 12 months, he mentioned rise or fall in numbers is sort of pure in politics.
The variety of constituencies a celebration fought is determined based on the ‘area state of affairs’ of the day that modifications from election to election. “In tomorrow’s election we might even contest from 200 constituencies,” he mentioned, including the power of a political social gathering should not be determined based mostly on the variety of seats it fought. “Congress is a nationwide motion and we’re the one various to the BJP.” Apparently, after arduous negotiations that stretched over a number of days, the Congress managed to get 25 seats with the DMK opening the dialogue with a suggestion of 18, growing it to 22 and shutting the deal at 25 segments.
Alagiri mentioned social gathering chief Rahul Gandhi had opined throughout his current marketing campaign that the Tamil Nadu election was greater than an initiative for a mere regime change and was all about an ideological struggle. Gandhi had mentioned that the secular entrance ought to emerge victorious and the pact has been concluded in sync along with his imaginative and prescient, he mentioned, including a listing of constituencies most well-liked by his social gathering can be given to the DMK in a day or two.
The seat sharing settlement was signed within the presence of DMK’s Ladies’s Wing secretary Kanimozhi, district secretary of Chennai-East, P Ok Sekar Babu, All India Congress Committee Tamil Nadu in cost Dinesh Gundu Rao and TN Congress Legislature Occasion chief Ok R Ramasamy.