Work for big victory in next elections: M K Stalin to DMK members

DMK president M K Stalin has urged the party workers to take a vow to achieve a ‘big victory’ in the ensuing elections to the Tamil Nadu Assembly and in the local bodies polls, as achieved in the recent Lok Sabha elections.

Speaking after he declared open a new bronze statue of veteran DMK leader and former minister Anbil Dharmalaingam as part of the centenary celebrations at his native village of Anbil near Tiruchy on Monday, he also called upon the workers to work hard for the strengthening of the party’s base further

Stalin took the credit for making the Centre to backtrack from its attempt to impose Hindi through the three-language policy in schools.

“We strongly opposed the Centre’s attempt to impose Hindi and it had to withdraw it immediately. The reason for backing out is the opposition from the DMK. I can categorically say that the DMK is instrumental in withdrawing the proposal,” he added.

Meanwhile, Sri Lankan MP and leader of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Rauff Hakeem Monday met Stalin at his residence in Chennai and discussed a wide range of issues.

During the brief meeting, Hakeem congratulated Stalin for his party’s fine performance in the recently held Lok Sabha election and assembly bypolls in Tamil Nadu. The DMK-led coalition decimated the ruling AIADMK by netting 37 of the 38 Lok Sabha seats.

In a tweet, Hakeem said, “Had the pleasure of calling over for a bilateral meeting with President, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Leader of Opposition, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, Kolathur Constituency @mkstalin at his residence in Chennai today.”