Karuna to Hit Campaign Trail from Tomorrow

The party is fighting the polls after spurning alliance by national parties like Congress or BJP.

Published: 25th March 2014 01:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th March 2014 01:13 PM   |  A+A-


Shouldering the gigantic task of steering the party to victory in the April 24 Lok Sabha elections, DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi will tomorrow embark upon a campaign trail of Tamil Nadu.

The "Kalaignar", who is known for his oratory skills, is launching electioneering from the city which has three Lok Sabha segments-- Chennai Central, Chennai North and Chennai South.

His grandnephew, Dayanidhi Maran, facing charges of corruption in Aircel Maxis deal, is seeking re-election from Central Chennai.

Notwithstanding age and health related issues, the 90-year-old leader, who is revered by partymen for his political acumen and well planned strategies, has advanced his campaign originally scheduled for April five from Coimbatore to tomorrow to galvanise DMK for the crucial polls.

The party is fighting the polls after spurning alliance by national parties like Congress or BJP.

Karunanidhi is aware of the odds staked against his party, which is taking on the might of the ruling AIADMK and the challenge posed by the the six-party strong BJP-led alliance.

The daunting task faced by DMK is to quell the sustained campaign unleashed against it by arch-rival Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on various issues ranging from fishermen issue to development of Tamil Nadu, as the Karunanidhi outfit was part of Congress-led UPA government.

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