DMK youth wing launches campaign ahead of 2021 Assembly election in Tamil Nadu

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Udhayanidhi launched the campaign covering all 234 assembly constituencies from Tirukkuvalai, the birth place of late party chief M Karunanidhi

DMK youth wing leader Udhayanidhi Stalin on Friday, November 20, launched his party's 75-day campaign to end the darkness engulfing Tamil Nadu and herald a new dawn under his father and party chief M K Stalin in the assembly elections due in April-May.

Udhayanidhi launched the campaign covering all 234 assembly constituencies from Tirukkuvalai, the birth place of late party chief M Karunanidhi, reported PTI.

The campaign titled "Vidiyalai Nokki Stalinin Kural" (Stalin's voice towards dawn) will take the message of his father to various parts of the state to end the "darkness that has engulfed Tamil Nadu, Udhayanidhi said in a tweet.

A DMK release said party's Women's Wing leader and Lok Sabha MP Kanimozhi, former Ministers K Ponmudi and I Periyasamy and other senior leaders will take part in the campaign. "The leaders will explain to people party President's (Stalin) slogan of walking towards a new dawn by rejecting the ruling AIADMK's atrocities and administrative lapses", it said.

In Chennai, DMK Principal Secretary K N Nehru said 15 top leaders of the party will address 1,500 meetings in 75 days, while Stalin is expected to hit the campaign trail in January. Nehru, a former minister, said since prohibitory orders were in force due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stalin was expected to hold election rallies from January.

The party was routed in the 2011 assembly polls when the late J Jayalalithaa led her party to an emphatic victory and tasted defeat again in 2016, before bouncing back with a strong performance in last year's Lok Sabha elections.

The party-led alliance, also comprising Congress, won 38 of the 39 Parliament seats in Tamil Nadu, besides the lone Puducherry seat, leaving just one to the AIADMK, in the first major election in the state held after the demise of Jayalalithaa and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi in 2016 and 2018 respectively (with inputs from PTI)

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