“Congress ignored minority aspirants”

Tamil Maanila Congress president G. K. Vasan on Sunday said that the Congress could no longer be called a secular party as it had simply ignored aspirants from minority communities in the State.

Canvassing votes for P. Chandrasekar, AIADMK candidate for Chidambaram constituency at Keela Palur near here, Mr. Vasan said that the Congress was no longer giving importance to protecting the interest of minorities and this was reflected in the candidates fielded by the Congress in the State. Out of the nine candidates fielded by the Congress, no one was from the minority communities.

Mr.Vasan said that the AIADMK government was working for the welfare of the people of all walks of life on the lines of former Chief Ministers M. G. Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa. Most of the people had benefited from the welfare schemes initiated by the AIADMK.

“The AIADMK government continues to implement new schemes to improve the standard of living of rural people. Voting for AIADMK-led alliance candidates will strengthen it. It will also pave the way for a prosperous India”, he said.

Taking a dig at the DMK, the TMC president said that the DMK was trying to hoodwink the people by projecting itself as a protector of Tamils and minorities. The party, which enjoyed power for five years in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance at the Centre, had unleashed scathing attack on AIADMK for aligning with the BJP. Where had the DMK’s secular fabric gone when it was part of the BJP alliance, Mr. Vasan quipped.

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