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Naidu sees swing in favour of DMK
17 December 2018

Seeks voters’ support for LS polls, warns them that the ruling party may manipulate EVMs

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday called upon the people of Tamil Nadu to vote for the DMK in the Lok Sabha election, saying that it would be a turning point for national politics.

At a public meeting organised in connection with the unveiling of late DMK leader M. Karunanidhi’s statue, he said opposition parties were working together because of the democratic compulsion to save the nation.

He said the country needed the support of Tamil Nadu as the State had always been an inspiration and since there was awareness among the people.

“People of Tamil Nadu will do their best. That is why I am confident that Mr. Stalin is going to win all the 40 seats in Tamil Nadu (and Puducherry) along with the Congress,” he said, evoking applause from Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and Mr. Stalin.

Perceptible swing

Pointing out that Tamil Nadu had always witnessed one-way swing in elections, he said the wind was there and it was going to swing towards the DMK.

Mr. Naidu warned the people about the possibility of the ruling party tampering with electronic voting machines (EVMs).

“I am cautioning the nation because I promoted technology in a big way. Today, there is a danger through EVM and if they manipulate the EVM no body can do anything. They have misused everything and now are bent upon misusing the EVM,” he further said.

Stating that India, empowered with technology and English-speaking human resource, had the prospect of becoming one of the top nations in the world, Mr. Naidu said to achieve the goal, Tamil Nadu had to take the lead by voting in the DMK.

‘Inclusive growth’

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Karunanidhi was interested not just in economic development, but also in socio-economic development and inclusive growth.

Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy said the AIADMK government had failed to honour Karunanidhi, the champion of the oppressed sections of society and the leader who obtained classical language status for Tamil.



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