Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief MK Stalin on Sunday finalised the contours of an alliance with seven companions, together with the Congress, and introduced sops for individuals in a 10-year imaginative and prescient plan if the coalition involves energy after the April 6 polls, saying the times of the ruling AIADMK have been numbered.

Addressing a state convention for its cadres on the outskirts of Trichy, Stalin mentioned a DMK authorities will give 1,000 each month to housewives and create one million jobs each month.

“We aim to lift 10 million people out of poverty,” Stalin mentioned after asserting that the DMK will struggle 170 of the 234 meeting seats with an intention to get a easy majority by itself. Stalin agreed to allot 25 meeting seats and the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat to major ally Congress. The Kanyakumari seat fell vacant after the dying of Congress MP H Vasanthakumar final 12 months.

Stalin mentioned he aspired to carry Tamil Nadu among the many prime three agricultural states when it comes to money crops. He promised two million concrete homes, piped consuming water provide and broadband connectivity for all households in villages.

Asked if his social gathering was happy with the variety of seats allotted by its ally, Congress in-charge for Tamil Nadu Dinesh Gundu Rao mentioned the one intention was to make sure the victory of the secular entrance led by the DMK. The Congress had initially requested for 40 seats and the quantity is among the lowest the social gathering is contesting within the southern state for practically twenty years.

With this, the DMK has allotted 48 seats from its share to events within the coalition (CPI, MDMK, VCK, IUML, MMK) with talks pending with the CPI(M) and some smaller events. Talks between the DMK and the Congress hit a roadblock because the nationwide social gathering wished no less than 30 seats, having initially sought 40, with the DMK unwilling to budge.

“This election isn’t just for a change of government but for the DMK to remain in power continuously in Tamil Nadu,” Stalin mentioned whereas revealing his imaginative and prescient which he mentioned was ready in session with economists, educationists and specialists.

The high-voltage convention mobilised greater than a 100,000 cadres who gathered on the outskirts of Trichy close to the Samayapuram toll gate at a 350-acre venue coated in crimson carpet. Stalin entered with fireworks as a crew of DJs blared his marketing campaign tune as he went on a one-kilometre ramp stroll waving to the group.

Trichy being a stronghold of the DMK is represented by MLA and social gathering principal secretary KN Nehru and has had a number of such conferences up to now. “But this is the biggest I’ve seen in my lifetime,” mentioned veteran chief Durai Murugan.

“It’s good that they’re focussing on issues like education, rural development, water supply. The highlight in his vision is the 1000 scheme for housewives. But we don’t know how feasible it is for around 2.8 crore ration cards in the state…,” mentioned political commentator Sumanth Raman


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