Chennai, September 15( BPNS)
The second rung leaders and cadres of the ruling DMK are upset over the announcement of party Namakkal district in charge, K.R.N.Rajeshkumar as the party candidate for the Rajya Sabha elections are scheduled for October 4.
However there is no opposition to the candidature of Dr. Kanimozhi Somu daughter of former Union minister N.V.N.Somu is also the state Medical wing secretary of the party. There is a unanimous acceptance for her candidature.
With the strength of the party in the state assembly, DMK can easily win both the seats to which elections are announced and the leaders and cadres feel that Rajeshkumar was a wrong choice.
A legislator of the party who don’t want to be named while speaking to IANS said, “The candidature of Rajeshkumar is not seen as a good trend in the party as he was directly given in charge of Namakkal district after his tenure in the youth wing ended. He is a close associate of Udayanidhi Stalin. More than that Rajeshkumar has not yet proved himself as an organizer or a party leader and not even as an orator.”
The DMK lower-level leaders and grass-root cadres are of the opinion that the party could have provided the seat to a good orator who could forcefully communicate the party’s political stand in the Rajya Sabha and getting noticed. They feel that Rajeshkumar is not a good orator and that he may not be able to raise important issues in the Rajya Sabha as the people of Tamil Nadu expect.
Manonmani .G, Professor of Political Science in a Private college at Madurai while speaking to BPNS said,” As far as Dravidian politics is concerned both the DMK and AIADMK have contributed immensely but those who represented these parties in parliament were good speakers who were able to pass on the message of the people of Tamil Nadu in New Delhi in a dignified manner. I think in that context, the selection of Rajeshkumar is a poor decision on the part of the DMK. Your candidate should not be the familiar face at your home rather it should be a person deeply rooted in the culture and politics of the state.”
While there are opposition to the candidature of Rajeshkumar, there won’t be any change in his candidature and no one will push for such a move as the DMK in power in Tamil Nadu is a powerful organization and Chief Minister Stalin is invincible as the leader of the DMK. The decision announced on behalf of Stalin will not be countered in the open.