STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

DMK leaders keen to contest from Tiruchy

The DMK cadre on Saturday rooted for the party to contest the upcoming Parliament elections on its own.

Published: 16th December 2012 08:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th December 2012 08:28 AM   |  A+A-

M-K-Stalin

The DMK cadre on Saturday rooted for the party to contest the upcoming Parliament elections on its own, rather than leaving the crucial seat to its ally, the Congress. This came at a time when dominant factions within the Congress were eyeing the key constituency. It is learnt that Union Finance minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram and Shipping minister G K Vasan had been vying to contest from Tiruchy.

Most of the functionaries who addressed the party’s first parliamentary poll preparations meeting commencing from Tiruchy, asserted that the party should contest from the seat on its own, which was allocated to the Congress and Tamil Maanila Congress for the past three decades.

Remaining non-committal to the party workers’ demand, treasurer M K Stalin appealed to the party cadre to work hard without worrying about the final seat allocation. “The party will decide the seats when the time is ripe,” he said. Stalin also said that since 1970, the party had maintained a “unique connection” with the people of Tiruchy. Recalling various meetings held in the city, especially the second state conference of the youth wing which became a turning point for the party.

DMK’s Rajya Sabha floor leader N Siva said, “The state parties have a crucial role in the centre as coalition governments are unavoidable. National parties would no longer be able to sustain without the support of regional parties,” he said.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp