TN Congress wants Rahul to contest from state

CHENNAI: In what might be an try to galvanize workers in the state, the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee on Saturday asked birthday party president Rahul Gandhi to contest from one of the 9 LS seats given to the birthday party in the state, in conjunction with his regular seat, Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.



The clamour for the Gandhi scion’s higher presence in Tamil Nadu has grown after the DMK proposed that he be selected the opposition’s prime ministerial candidate way back in December. DMK leader M Ok Stalin reiterated it on Wednesday saying the rustic can be in secure hands if Rahul was PM. Incidentally, TNCC has received programs from partymen searching for seat for Rahul in Kanyakumari, Sivaganga and Virudhunagar.


The TNCC’s call has come a day after former leader minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah demanded that Rahul contest from Karnataka. TNCC leader Ok S Alagiri on Saturday issued a proper commentary expressing his wish as well as that of the birthday party state unit. “The state of affairs is so conducive for Rahul, especially when there's a strong anti-Modi issue in the state. Modi disregarded the pursuits of Tamil Nadu, whilst Congress president will likely be a bridge between north and south,” Alagiri informed TOI. Rahul getting elected from Tamil Nadu would carry about a paradigm shift in addressing Tamil Nadu’s pursuits in the nationwide capital, he said.


Party sources said the theory is being severely regarded as by way of the top command. The possible seats might be Kanyakumari or Sivaganga, given the Congress “infrastructure” there. Sivaganga was represented by way of Chidambaram up to now. Kanyakumari, sources say, could provide a geographical connect for the nationwide birthday party. “When the most important best friend has proposed his candidature, Rahul will have to have a cake walk,” said a pace-setter.


Former PM Indira Gandhi had contested from Chikmagalur in Karnataka in 1979 in a bypoll after she was defeated in Rae Bareli in the aftermath of Emergency. Her daughter-in-law Sonia Gandhi contested from Bellary two decades later, but gave up the seat for Amethi.


After the DMK give up the UPA in 2013, finishing a nine-year bonding, the Congress was left to contest on my own in the closing normal elections. The nationwide birthday party polled 17.five lakh votes and secured a vote percentage of simply four.37%, whilst the DMK-led DPA secured 23.9% vote percentage. The AIADMK won 37 seats with a report vote percentage of 44.92%. Congress nationwide spokesperson Khushbu said it could be nice if Rahul was Prime Minister, upon getting elected from Tamil Nadu. Former TNCC leader S Thirunavukkarasar said Tamils at all times had a liking for the Nehru-Gandhi circle of relatives.
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