Chennai: Contending that defeat in the just concluded Lok Sabha election does not mean the end of his AMMK, its chief T. T. V. Dhinakaran said the party will emerge as a force in the State.
“A mere defeat in the election does not determine the future prospects. We will emerge victorious .. .. grow as a force,” Dhinakaran said. Speaking to reporters here on Saturday he said his party was considering to contest from Nanguneri Assembly constituency.
The seat become vacant following the resignation of its representative H. Vasantha Kumar who got elected as MP from Kanyakumari Lok Sabha. The AMMK which had contested from 38 Lok Sabha constituencies besides 22 Assembly constituencies where by elections were held lost dismally losing all the seats that it contested. It became an object of ridicule of the ruling AIADMK, which considers it as its rival. AIADMK senior and State Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar even went to the extent of calling him a ‘zero’ as he is researching how his AMMK had polled zero votes in over 300 polling stations.
Meanwhile, Dhinakaran would hold a meeting of his party men to discuss the poll outcome. The meeting would also aim to build confidence among the rank and file of his party.
Meanwhile, the AMMK chief protested the Centre’s move to ‘impose’ Hindi in the State by introducing the trilingual system of education as proposed in the draft New Education Policy.
“The move by Central government to include Hindi as a mandatory subject till class eight is condemnable,” he tw-eeted....