Chennai: As Congress put up a dismal show in the
recently held Tamil Nadu civic polls, Union Home Minister and
senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday expressed concern
over the "difficult situation" of his party in the state.
"It is happy to note that 749 congressmen had been elected
to the civic bodies but at the same time it causes concern
over the difficult situation we are facing," he said in a
He said 61 congressmen were elected from the areas coming
under Sivaganga Lok Sabha constituency, represented by him.
Besides the 749 congressmen, another 109 congressmen had
won as village panchayat presidents, for which elections
were held on non-party basis, he said.
"The party will have a bright future if the Congressmen
with the help of elected representatives implemented the
party`s programmes sincerely," he added.
Congress was pushed to the fifth position, managing to
secure only five per cent of the total votes polled during
the two-phase polls held on October 17 and 19.