Stressing that the DMK would continue to rule the state, its president and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister asked his partymen to work to sweep all the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the upcoming parliamentary election in 2024. Stalin was addressing the partymen at the ‘Mupperum Vizha’ that was organized by the DMK in Virudhunagar district on Thursday.
He said, “Tamil Nadu is leading the country in terms of development. No deaths due to starvation have been reported in the state in recent times and this is the result of the Dravidian model followed by the state government.”Pointing out that the position he had attained is because of the partymen, he said that the DMK would continue to rule the state and will continue to oppose Hindi opposition and the new education policy that attempts to snatch away the education rights of the state as the state had already lost the financial rights due the union government’s implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST).
“The union government has been trying to do dual leadership in the state through the governor. To prevent that, we will have to sweep all the 40 seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the upcoming parliamentary election. We will have to start working towards it from now on,” he said.
“This meeting would lay the foundation for the party to sweep the Lok Sabha election. We will capture all the 40 seats and Stalin will decide who will rule Delhi,” said revenue minister Ramachandran while delivering the welcome address.On the occasion, 56 volumes comprising 4,041 letters written by DMK stalwart and former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi to his partymen was released along with a book on 'Dravidian model’ penned by Stalin. Also, Rs 1 lakh along with a certificate was handed over to partymen appreciating their exemplary work towards the party.
Stalin has distributed Anna award to Kovai Mohan, Periyar award to Sampooranam Saminathan, Kalaignar award to DMK’s treasurer TR Balu, Pavendar Bharathidasan award to Puducherry Thirunavukarasu and Perasiriyar to Coonoor Srinivasan.Party general secretary Duraimurugan, principal secretary KN Nehru, and deputy general secretaries I Periyasamy, K Ponmudi, A Raja and Anthiyur Selvaraj, and party district secretaries KKSSR Ramachandran and Thangam Thennarasu, were present at the meeting.