Seeman changes tune, targets Congress

CHENNAI: Deviating from his earlier stand on entering the polls against DMK chief Karunanidhi, Naam Tamizhar (NT) chief Seeman said on Thursday his party would go all out to ensure that the Co

Published: 25th March 2011 02:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:43 PM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Deviating from his earlier stand on entering the polls against DMK chief Karunanidhi, Naam Tamizhar (NT) chief Seeman said on Thursday his party would go all out to ensure that the Congress was defeated in all the 63 constituencies in the coming Assembly election.

He also told reporters that his party would actively enter the fray for any byelection. They would contest its the election in 2014.

"The Congress is the Tamils' prime enemy. We need to send out a message that whoever allies with them in Tamil Nadu will lose in the elections," said Seeman, launching his vitriol against the grand old party.

"We will ask for votes for whichever candidate who looks best equipped to defeat the Congress. At least, they have been left with four seats in Bihar. When we are done with the polls here, they should be left with nothing," he said.

On January 11, Seeman had declared that he would contest against Karunanidhi after his release following a HC directive quashing his preventive detention.

On Thursday, Seeman vehemently refuted that his party was indirectly supporting the AIADMKled coalition. "We will work against the Congress. It is as simple as that. Who is with them or who is against them does not matter to us. Moreover, we will be campaigning and working only in the 63 constituencies. We are not contesting independently against them as that will only split the votes," explained Seeman.

He justified his stand stating that neither the DMK nor the AIADMK stood up for the Tamil cause. Instead, they continued liaisoning with the Congress, which had actually harmed Tamils on a number of occasions, he said.

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