PM to campaign for DMK-led DPA in TN on April 9

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will campaign for the DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance in which Congress is a key constituent, on April 9, a top TNCC functionary said.

Last Updated: Apr 06, 2011, 18:25 PM IST

Coimbatore: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will
campaign for the DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance in
which Congress is a key constituent, on April 9, a top
TNCC functionary said on Wednesday.

Along with Singh, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad,
Textile Minister Dayanidhi Maran and state minister Pongalur
N Palanisamy and local Congress and DMK leaders would also
address the election rally, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee
President K V Thangkabalu told reporters here.

Since campaigning has reached its peak, Chief Minister M
Karunanidhi and Deputy Chief Minister M K Stalin would not be
in a position to take part in the rally, he said.

About personal attacks during the campaign, Thangkabalu
said the opposition had no other issues and indulged in such
tactics against the ruling DMK, which was campaigning on its
ideology and achievements.

On dissatisfaction among Congress workers, particularly on
selection of candidates, he said in the initial stage, there
was some resentment, but now all party workers and also that
of alliance partners were working unitedly to create history
in Tamil Nadu by making Karunanidhi Chief Minister for the
sixth time, he said.

He claimed that the alliance was getting overwhelming
response from the electorate in the past few days.

History would repeat as in 2004, 2006 and 2009 when the DPA
in Tamil Nadu won Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, he said.

It would be better to have a government in the State which
has good relationship and understanding with the Centre,
he said. People of Tamil Nadu, who faced lot hardships in
the previous (AIADMK) regime, did not wish to "repeat the
mistake" by installing such a Government, which confronted the
Centre, he added.

PTI