Ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Tamil Nadu churches declare support to DMK

Speaking at a Christmas celebration in Chennai, all the bishops came out openly in support of the DMK so much so that the event looked more of a party conference than a religious celebration.

Published: 23rd December 2018 12:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd December 2018 04:32 AM   |  A+A-

MK Stalin

DMK leader MK Stalin (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

TIRUCHY : With only a few months left for elections to Lok Sabha, the DMK received a booster shot on Saturday when a gathering of bishops, pastors and priests from all churches assured support of Christians to the Dravidian party.

Speaking at a Christmas celebration in the city, all the bishops came out openly in support of the DMK so much so that the event looked more of a party conference than a religious celebration.

To top it all, party president Stalin cut a cake.

The Bishops fed Stalin and he returned the gesture. The celebration was organised by Christian Nal Yenna Iyakkam led by S Inigo Irudhayaraj. 

Earlier, addressing the gathering, Stalin said his party would stand by the minorities and recalled how former chief minister M Karunanidhi always supported the poor, Dalits and minorities.

Also, he listing the welfare schemes the DMK government had implemented for minorities’ welfare.

“Helping minorities does not mean it is against the majority. It is our duty to extend helping hand to them. But the BJP is confusing the people.”

Lashing out at the Union government, Stalin accused it of favouring the rich. “It is DMK that is keeping the BJP at bay in Tamil Nadu. We have to ensure the same nationwide,” he said. 


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  • Rathiraj

    Fantastic! Churches are helping DMK and BJP confusing people? No wonder
    3 years ago reply
  • Vaidyanathan

    Appease ment of minorities is the cheap tactics followed by the Dravidian and Cong parties. Unless the majority make a vibrant Change in their attitude towards these parties the hide and seek game will continue. High time for the majority to show their identity and keep these dynastic rulers at Bay.
    3 years ago reply
  • Ramalingams

    This is secular
    3 years ago reply
  • Kandappan

    Every action is followed by reaction.The sleeping FEELINGS are awakened .No doubt even otherwise for many reasons TN getting unified under one roof.The past paid rich DIVIDENDS for DIVIDING the people.
    3 years ago reply
  • Vijay

    Well till DMK has no religion. Mostly the 16% or so Minority vote can swing an Election in TN
    3 years ago reply
  • Prakash

    For a mere 25% of bulk vote DMK is doing such a cheap stunt. If BJP does its called insecular!! What a democracy!!
    3 years ago reply
  • H s prema

    These "love the neighbour" are Pocking their nose in to Indian politics ever since they stepped on this land.
    3 years ago reply
  • Kaustav Basu

    Politics in the Church ? Where are our so called Intellectuals ? Please wake up .
    3 years ago reply
    • Sumiit

      Intellectuals have no problem with anything as it is favoring their paymasters. Breaking India is ice on cake
      3 years ago reply
  • Bela

    DMK chief addresses Hindus as Majority and himself as Minority. He supports Family dynasty so the support for another dynast. One thing these puny leaders have not learnt that India is now looking at national interests and anybody inimical to that will definitely bite the dust in elections. The role played by his party in looting public money is still fresh in Public Minds and all those properties usurped has not been forgotten.
    3 years ago reply
    • Jaisimha H N

      Correctly Pointed Out.. Well said.
      3 years ago reply
  • Venkateswaran v

    Generally Christians vote for Congress at the national level and CPM and DMK at regional level. There is no secret in it. It shows their secularism. DMK participates in festivals like Christmas
    3 years ago reply
  • Vikram

    Christians all over India will vote for all parties that ultimately support the Christian party Congress. These are closet Christians passing off as Hindus
    3 years ago reply
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