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AIADMK Plays Statehood Card for Polls

After AINRC, now it is AIADMK’s turn to play the Statehood card for the Lok Sabha elections. AIADMK State secretary A Anbazhagan MLA on Tuesday assured that Puducherry

Published: 05th February 2014 08:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th February 2014 08:02 AM   |  A+A-

After AINRC, now it is AIADMK’s turn to play the Statehood card for the Lok Sabha elections. AIADMK State secretary A Anbazhagan MLA on Tuesday assured that Puducherry will get Statehood within three months after J Jayalalithaa becomes the Prime Minister.

However, he clarified that there was no talks on alliance with All India N R Congress and the alliance with the party was over with the last Assembly elections. If AINRC president and CM N Rangasamy felt that he had committed a mistake after the Assembly election results, he could very well support the AIADMK, Anbazhagan said at a press conference here.

The party is preparing to contest the  Lok Sabha elections from Puducherry under the guidelines of party supremo J Jayalalitha, he said. As many as 20 people have expressed to Jayalalithaa their desire to contest the elections on the party ticket and she will select one of them, the AIADMK leader added. 

Anbazhagan said in Puducherry, the government failed to fulfil promises given to the people. Rangasamy who was the CM for the past ten years should make it clear to the people as to what action he had taken to get Statehood for Puducherry, he said. Though the Assembly had passed 13 resolutions in favour of Statehood, Anbazhagan claimed that not even one resolution was forwarded to the Union government. Congress was only in favour of special category Statehood, knowing well that Puducherry will not fit in any clause meriting special category Statehood.

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