BJP cannot gain foothold in Tamil Nadu: Udhayanidhi Stalin

Udhayanidhi added that the party has been continuously protesting to cancel the examination, but the central government did not listen to it.
Udhayanidhi Stalin campaigning for DMK candidate Anniyur A Siva in Vikravandi on Monday
Udhayanidhi Stalin campaigning for DMK candidate Anniyur A Siva in Vikravandi on MondayPhoto | Sriram R, EPS

VILLUPURAM: DMK youth wing secretary and state minister Udhayanidhi Stalin said the Bharatiya Janata Party cannot establish a foothold in Tamil Nadu. He made the remark while campaigning for DMK candidate Anniyur A Siva contesting in the Vikravandi bypoll on Sunday night and Monday. He also claimed the AIADMK had decided not to contest the bypolls due to their fear of facing the people.

The minister said that even if Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Tamil Nadu a thousand times, the BJP could not gain a foothold in Tamil Nadu and the people here will not give that space.

Highlighting the DMK's achievements, stating, "After the DMK came to power, various schemes including free travel for women in government town buses and `1,000 assistance for girl students were implemented as per the election manifesto, benefiting crores of people. In Vikravandi constituency as well, several schemes have been implemented, and many development works are in progress."

He criticised the AIADMK's decision not to contest, saying, "In this election, the main opposition party, AIADMK, must contest against DMK. But they know people will surely hand them over a failure, and so they stand out. They are afraid to face the people and the BJP. Scores of people in northern states understood the issues in NEET, with voices now voicing against the examination from other states. The chief minister voiced against the NEET seven years ago, the first to do so."

Udhayanidhi added that the party has been continuously protesting to cancel the examination, but the central government did not listen to it. He urged people to consider carefully, asking, "Are you going to vote for the PMK that is allied with the BJP or the DMK, which has an alliance with the people?"

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