Stalin alerts party cadre on the eve of counting

Chennai: Expressing happiness over the leaders of the INDIA block dismantling the false image of the BJP created in the public sphere through relentless campaigning, Chief Minister M K Stalin urged his party cadre to remain vigilant during the country of votes that has been scheduled for June 4.

‘Our #INDIA bloc, formed to defeat the ten-year fascist regime of the BJP and save India, has met the expectations of the people and stands on the cusp of victory,’ Stalin said in his message on X on Saturday.

By rallying a formidable coalition of democratic forces against the BJP, who thought there was nobody to challenge them, the opposition alliance offered hope to all Indians in the electoral arena, Stalin said.

‘June 4th will mark the beginning of a new dawn for India. In today's meeting of INDIA bloc leaders, DMK will be represented by our party Treasurer and leader of DMK's Parliamentary Party, Thiru. T.R. Baalu avl, he said, concluding the message with ‘May the fascist BJP fall! May INDIA triumph!’

At a meeting of DMK district secretaries, organized on Saturday to prepare functionaries and booth agents for the counting of votes on Tuesday, party organization secretary R S Bharathi said that the BJP would be doing anything in its might to undermine the victory of the opposition.

The online meeting with district secretaries all over the State was inaugurated by party general secretary Duraimurugan and it saw Bharathi telling the participants warn booth agents against the BJP’s machinations to overturn the results of the elections.

The booth agents were cautioned to be vigilant throughout the counting process and to leave the counting centres soon after counting was over but wait for the announcement of results and the candidates signing the records.

Bharathi said the agents on the counting tables should not hesitate to stop the process if they had any doubt and alert the party functionaries and members of the legal team who would be outside the counting centres.

Any doubt over the procedures adopted at the counting tables should be clarified with the party functionaries immediately and sorted out without delay, he said.

Meanwhile, the meeting of the INDIA bloc leaders at New Delhi, which was attended by DMK treasurer T R Baalu, went on without a hitch though no crucial decision was taken. The leaders of the national opposition parties would meet again, probably after the results were declared to work out the future strategy.

Since most of the exit polls, whose results were published released late in the evening after polling of votes all over India was completed on Saturday, said that the DMK and its allies would win between 35 to 39 of the 40 seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, the party DMK leaders are gearing up for the next course of action at the national level.

For, if the NDA returned to power at the national level, as the exit polls indicate, the DMK would have to devise proper strategies to tackle the Union Government that could continue to interfere in its affairs by employing the old methods to curb the State government’s freedom.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle )
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