Chennai, Jan 23 (BPNS)
The DMK led Secular Progressive Alliance candidate and senior leader of Congress party, EVKS Elangovan has thanked Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin for supporting his candidature. He said that he would be seeking the support of Makkal Needhi Maiam founder leader and South Indian mega star , Kamal Haasan for the elections.
The Congress leader who was a former Union minister and a former president of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) is confident of winning the seat. It is to be noted that the by-election to Erode East assembly constituency was necessitated due to the passing away of E. Thirumahan Everra, son of EVKS Elangovan. While Elangovan was pushing for the candidature of his younger son Sanjay Sampath but the party high-command was keen that EVKS himself contest the elections.
Meanwhile, EVKS Elangovan met the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader, Thol Thirumavalan and sought his support for the ensuing by-elections. VCK ,it is to be noted is the alliance partner of the Congress in the Secular Progressive Alliance.
Thol Thirumavalavan while speaking to media persons said, “ I extend my wholehearted support to EVKS Elangovan and will start campaigning in the constituency for his victory.”
The VCK leader said that the by-poll was an opportunity to drive away ‘Satanic’ forces and said that the by-election victory will make sure that Tamil Nadu was the land of Periyar.
He also said that the victory in Erode would be a foundation for the victory of a national-level effort being put up by Congress and Rahul Gandhi. The VCK leader said that the AIADMK was supporting BJP’s growth in its support base and added that as far as Erode East seat was concerned there was no opposition to the Congress.