VIRUDHUNAGAR: Hitting out at the DMK, actor-turned- politician Khushbu, a recent entrant to the Congress, on Thursday charged the leaders of the Dravidian major with using the party to earn money. Addressing a public meeting here, she said “For some senior DMK leaders the party is a vehicle to earn money. The party too doesn’t have a place for an ideology wedded to people’s welfare.”
A DMK discard, the actor said unlike others she had taken the political plunge after financially settling her family by hard work.
Claiming that Congress was the mother for all other political parties, she said even the Dravidian movement was no exception to this.
Recalling the selfless service of Kamaraj, she said under his rule the State had witnessed great leap in development. She also took pride in joining the party of such a legendary leader.
Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of attempting to communally polarise the people, she lashed out at him for being friendly with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
“Branching out like a banyan tree the Congress will grow,” she said expressing optimism about the party’s revival in the 2016 elections. According to her, the Congress alone could help sustain secularism in the country.
TNCC president EVKS Elangovan, former Union Minister KV Thangkabalu, former MP Manickam Tagore and other leaders spoke on the occasion.