TN poll outcome will lead to change at Centre, says CPI`s D Raja
CPI national Secretary D Raja on Saturday said the outcome of April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections would lead to a change at the Centre as the people had been "badly affected" by policies of UPA and DMK.
Madurai: CPI national Secretary D Raja on Saturday said the outcome of April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections would lead to a change at the Centre as the people had been "badly affected" by policies of UPA and DMK.
"The entire nation is looking to the results of Tamil Nadu elections. People want a change because policies of the central and state governments have affected them badly," he told reporters here.
Both DMK and Congress were "involved" in 2G spectrum scam and responsible for death of Sri Lankan Tamils during the war against LTTE in the island, he alleged adding DMK despite being a key ally of Congress had failed to check price rise.
"Hence the Congress-DMK combine will face defeat and it will have an impact on the Centre," he claimed.
Joining issue with Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram for his reported remarks that election was a festival, Raja said "It is a festival where democracy is worshipped and not money."
He flayed Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for attacking Election Commission for its stringent measures, including steps to prevent use of money.
Charging DMK and Congress with facing the polls depending on money power, he said the EC was neutral in taking stringent action against those who distributed money to the voters. "It is not good to find fault with Election Commission."
He claimed that Karunanidhi`s speeches indicated his fear that the DMK-Congress combine would be defeated. "DMK has become slave to corruption. The state`s rights are no more important for them," he charged.
On government conceding the demand of social activist Anna Hazare for adoption of a Lokpal Bill, he said: "Let us wait and see. The earlier bill prepared by the government did not have enough provisions to curb corruption."