Chennai: In an apparent move to woo people
ahead of the next Lok Sabha elections, ruling AIADMK and
Congress will reach out to them through meetings in the coming
days, explaining their recent `achievements`.
A day after her government presented its second budget
after assuming power last year, AIADMK supremo and Chief
Minister Jayalalithaa today announced holding two-day public
meetings across the state to explain its salient features.
The meetings explaining the highlights will be held on
March 31 and April 1, 2012 in the Assembly constituencies.
Local MLAs and office-bearers have been asked to address the
meetings, she said in a party statement.
Later, party workers have to reach out to every nook and
corner of the state with a series of initiatives, she said.
Jayalalithaa has of late reiterated her ambition of a
role in national politics and had told her supporters last
year after the thumping win in general elections that the
party would go on to play a national role and even be in a
position to select the next Prime Minister.
Meanwhile, the Congress, which failed to put up an
impressive show in last year`s assembly polls as a DMK ally,
will hold a rally at Tiruchirappalli on April 7.
It will address a three-point agenda of commissioning of
Kudankulam nuclear power plant, India`s vote against Sri Lanka
at UNHRC and the salient features of the recent Union Budget,
TNCC president B S Gnanadesikan said.
Union Ministers P Chidambaram, G K Vasan, Jayanthi
Natarajan, former Ministers S Thirunavukkarasar and E V K S
Elangovan besides himself will attend the meeting which would
spell out the "Congress` stand and strengthen the party," he
said in a statement.