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Congress to continue alliance with DMK in TN local body polls, state president

Chennai, August 17 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president K.S. Alagiri said that the alliance with the DMK would continue in the ensuing local body polls. In a statement on Tuesday, the senior Congress leader said that in the upcoming local body polls to the nine districts, the party would not have any other political stand other than with the DMK.

K.S. Alagiri while speaking to BPNS said, “We have already commenced our preparations for the local body polls in the nine new districts of Tamil Nadu. We had a detailed meeting with party office bearers on Monday at party headquarters and have chalked out strategies and plans for the win in the local body polls. We will continue our political alliance with the DMK in the elections.”

The senior Congress leader also said that in the 2021 assembly elections, the party contested 25 seats and won 18. He said that among all the parties, Congress has the highest winning percentage in the assembly elections.

K.S. Alagiri came out heavily against the Union finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman on her comments that fuel prices cannot be reduced and said that it was the mindset of the Union government that resulted in an unprecedented increase in fuel prices.

The TNCC president said that the Union Finance minister should emulate the model of Tamil Nadu wherein the Chief Minister, Stalin has reduced the price of petrol by Rs 3 per litre. He asked the Union finance minister to communicate the Prime Minister on the same and bring forward a solution to reduce the fuel price which was haunting the people at large.

Alagiri also said that the party would be contesting in several seats in the local body polls but it will announce the numbers after discussions with its coalition partner, DMK.