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AICC leadership happy over performance of state unit in Tamil Nadu elections

Chennai, May 5(BPNS)

Despite the Congress party facing reversal in the elections for Kerala, West Bengal ,Assam and Union Territory of Puducherry, the 18 seats it won in Tamil Nadu has given rise to hopes for the party national leadership.

The All India Congress Committee was really happy over the performance of the Tamil Nadu state unit with the party bagging 18 seats out of the 25 it contested in alliance with the DMK front in the 2021 assembly elections.

AICC general secretary ,organization ,KC Venugopal while speaking to BPNS said, “The Congress has staged a good performance in Tamil Nadu and it has won 18 of the 25 seats it contested in alliance with the DMK. Initially we were expecting 50 seats to contest but we were satisfied with what we got and put down our heads and worked among the people and this gave us positive results.”

The Congress state president KS Alagiri steered the ship even after there were several rebel voices over the seat allotment as the party state president had to do a lot of juggling to provide seats to the winnable candidates without upsetting the equations within the party.

KS Alagiri while speaking to BPNS said, “Congress party has done well in the TN assembly elections and I thank the party cadres and the DMK and other alliance partners for this performance in the elections. We are expecting a good governance from the government under Thiru MK Stalin in the days to come.”

There are possibilities of Congress MLA’s getting ministerial berths as discussions in that line are progressing between the Congress leadership and the DMK leadership. The AICC leadership is also taking keen interest and is conducting parleys with the DMK leadership for berths to the party leaders during the cabinet formation.

The victory of Vijay Vasanth from Kanyakumari lok sabha seat defeating veteran BJP leader Pon Radhakrishnan has also added sugar to the Congress assembly election victory.