AICC in-charge Ajoy Kumar exuded confidence that the alliance will win all 40 seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry combined…reports Asian Lite News
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin will lead the INDIA bloc in the state and Puducherry, said Ajoy Kumar, All India Congress Committee in-charge of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
During a press conference, Ajoy Kumar exuded confidence that the alliance will win all 40 seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry combined–39 in Tamil Nadu and one in Puducherry–in the coming Lok Sabha election.
“DMK’s alliance with Congress is firm. We will win 40 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Tamil Chief Minister MK Stalin is one of the strongest leaders in the India Alliance, and he will lead the India alliance in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry,” Ajoy Kumar said.
The DMK has announced the seat-sharing negotiation committee for the parliamentary elections. The seat-sharing negotiation committee of the Congress party will be announced in two days, he said.
Ajoy Kumar accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “misusing” religion for political gains.
“We have a Prime Minister who is not a Prime Minister but is trying to be a Baba. He is deceiving people by being Baba,” Kumar said.
“People of India should be very aware that whenever a politician uses God and religion for political gain, it is certain that he is deceiving the people. This is against the constitution and democratic norms,” he added.
He alleged that the central government had not provided enough funds for flood relief activities in Tamil Nadu, which suffered a lot of damage in the recent heavy rains.
“They are spending thousands of crores of rupees to build a Ram temple and start many projects but they refuse to provide funds to the flood-affected people of Tamil Nadu. The state government has been repeatedly asking for relief funds for the Tirunelveli and Chennai floods but the BJP government is not giving any response,” he said.
He said that India’s richest one percent owns 76 percent of the country’s assets, but 50 percent of the population owns less than two percent.
Stalin lashes out at BJP
Lashing out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and AIADMK, CM MK Stalin on Sunday said Edappadi Palaniswami thinks that the people have forgotten all the destructive work of AIADMK, which has “ruined” Tamil Nadu in every way for ten years adding that our duty is to stop BJP and AIADMK from coming to power.
“BJP has planned to destroy our language, Tamil Culture, state rights and tried to erase our image. On the other side, AIADMK destroyed Tamil Nadu for 10 years. Edappadi Palaniswami thought people would forget whatever they destroyed…Our duty is to stop BJP and AIADMK form coming to power,” CM Stalin said.
He further alleged that PM Modi is trying to destroy all the states saying that whichever laws are introduced by the union government, no discussion is made with state governments regarding it.
He further alleged that Prime Minister Modi is attempting to undermine the states, stating that the union government introduces laws without consulting state governments. Stalin criticized the lack of discussion with state Chief Ministers on issues such as the National Education Policy (NEP), Goods and Services Tax (GST), National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), and the erosion of state education and financial rights.
“Today’s PM was once a CM. Modi tries to destroy all the states…Whichever laws are introduced by the union government, no discussion is made with state governments regarding it. No discussion held with state Chief Ministers. NEP, GST, NEET, and state education and financial rights of states is completely taken away. States have been changed into ATMs to give money to the Union Government. Even at the time of a huge natural calamity, no help is given to us. We have asked for Rs 37,000 crores for recent cyclone devastation but till now no single rupee has been given to us,” he added.
He claimed that despite requests for Rs 37,000 crores in relief for recent cyclone devastation, no financial aid has been provided by the central government.
He further said that PM came and said they will give ( fund ), Finance Minister came and said they will give, Defence Minister came and said they will give. When our MPs met Home Minister (Amit Shah) he said he will give but till now nothing came.
Earlier in the day, All India Congress Committee in-charge of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Ajoy Kumar said that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister will lead the INDIA bloc in the state and Puducherry, said Ajoy Kumar, All India Congress Committee in-charge of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
During a press conference here, Ajoy Kumar exuded confidence that the alliance will win all 40 seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry combined–39 in Tamil Nadu and one in Puducherry–in the coming Lok Sabha election.
PM Narendra Modi was on his two-day visit to Tamil Nadu from January 20-21 where he visited several significant temples in the state. The PM will participated in a programme at Sri Ranganathaswamy temple in Tiruchirappalli early morning on January 20. (ANI)