Though the Congress party was a political force at the national level, it had failed to wield power in Tamil Nadu, said Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram.
Speaking at the memorial function for MP K S Azhagiri’s mother Kamalam Ammal in Chettikulam near Chidambaram, Chidambaram said that the Congress had failed to regain its political significance in the State after losing it to Dravidian parties in 1967.
“There was some hope in in 1969, but due to the split at the national level, it became impossible,” he said.
He said that India’s relationship with other countries could be determined only after examining the international scenario. India’s policies should be formulated only after considering how these would benefit the country, he added.
“India cannot be an enemy to all of its neighbours. Do not assume that if India develops enmity with a particular country, then the entire world would oppose that country. The government takes decisions keeping in mind the welfare of the country,” he added.