Sivagangai: Likening the ideology of BJP and Sangh Parivar as akin to a toxic plant, senior Congress leader and former Union Finance minister, P. Chidambaram said, “this plant (BJP) is not conducive to our soil, it is toxic.” “The AIADMK is carrying this toxic plant (BJP) on its shoulders and trying to plant it in Tamil Nadu soil, but it will not succeed,” Mr Chidambaram said, lashing out at the opportunistic AIADMK-BJP alliance for the April 18 Lok Sabha elections in the state and the simultaneous by-polls to 18 Assembly constituencies.
Campaigning for Karti P. Chidambaram, Congress candidate contesting in Sivagangai, where the party is directly pitted against the BJP in this election, at an election meeting in Singampunari near here on Monday, the former Union minister said, he was confident that Congress and its allies will form the next government at the Centre after the Lok Sabha elections.
"Mr Modi speaks about the undoable; but Congress and the DMK assures to the people what is feasible and can be done. At the same time we do what we say," Mr Chidambaram said. He cited how Congress-DMK had fulfilled poll assurances to the people like waiver of farm loans and enhancing educational loans to students, adding, "we have fulfilled all the assurances we gave to the people."
Mr Chidambram also pointed out that in Gujarat and other BJP-ruled States, it was a section of the upper castes who were holding all positions of power.
Stating that Rahul Gandhi would become the Prime Minister after the Lok Sabha elections in May, Mr. Chidambaram said, "within a few days of Rahul assuming office as PM, there would also be a change of government in Tamil Nadu and M K Stalin would assume office as Chief Minister here."
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