Tamil Nadu Congress chief backs MK Stalin as undisputed CM candidate of alliance in 2021 Assembly polls

South India
Typography

Tamil Nadu Congress chief backs MK Stalin as undisputed CM candidate of alliance in 2021 Assembly polls

Even as the dust and heat kicked up by the dispute over the AIADMK chief minister candidate in next year’s Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu is yet to be over, the Opposition camp has no dispute over it and is very much clear about the candidate.

The Tamil Nadu Congress on Monday backed DMK leader MK Stalin as the undisputed chief minister candidate for the alliance in the 2021 Assembly elections in the state.

KS Alagiri, president of the state unit of the Congress, said Stalin is the undisputed chief minister candidate of the DMK-Congress combine in next year’s Assembly elections.

His comments have significance in the state politics amid the controversy over the chief minister candidate in the ruling AIADMK in next year’s Assembly polls.

He told reporters in Chennai that the Congress party prepared for the elections, reported The New Indian Express.

"We have allocated two assembly constituencies for our MPs, MLAs and former elected representatives to take care of election related work. Besides, we have identified 150 functionaries to carry out election work across the state," he was quoted as saying in the report.

Ruling out any dispute over seat-sharing formula with DMK in the state, the Congress leader said that the matter would be decided between Rahul Gandhi and Stalin.

It may be recalled that Chief Minster Edappadi Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam had to interfere to control a section of party leaders, who reportedly aired their personal views about the next chief minister candidate in the 2021 Assembly elections in the state.

Posters had appeared in Theni district depicting Panneerselvam as the next CM candidate sending shockwaves in the AIADMK rank and file.

Both EPS and OPS had warned their party leaders of stringent action for airing their personal views on the matter.

Image credit: The New Indian Express

All Comments