On a day when Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announced that the AIADMK would go it alone in the Lok Sabha polls, PMK founder S Ramadoss urged the DMK to follow suit so that the individual strength of political parties could be gauged.
Speaking at the party general council meeting here on Monday, Ramadoss thanked the Chief Minister for taking the decision.
“I request that the DMK too should fight the elections alone apart from accepting my other challenge that the voters should not be given cash during the elections,” he said.
Ramadoss said apart from facing the hustings alone, the parties should accept the challenge that he had made a year ago that they should campaign without bribing voters.
Sounding the poll bugle, he exhorted the cadre to focus on the upcoming polls and exuded confidence that the party would capture power in 2016.
Reiterating his opposition to those who were enacting “love dramas,” Ramadoss said that he would continue the fight till the SC/ST Act was amended to stop its misuse.
In this regard, the party will hold a state-wide protest on February 6 highlighting the issues. Other resolutions passed in the meeting included the demand for notifying final award of the Cauvery tribunal and halting Walmart’s attempt to start operations in the State.