DPA victory mainly due to welfare schemes initiated by Centre
Chennai: Congress rule in Tamil Nadu is not far off and the first step towards it is the formation of a government by the Democratic Progressive Alliance in which the Congress is a constituent, said E.V.K.S. Elangovan, Union Minister of State for Handlooms and Textiles.
Addressing a public meeting organised by the State Youth Congress unit here on Saturday, he claimed that various developments in Tamil Nadu in the last 40 years was mainly due to the foundation laid by late K. Kamaraj. "Unfortunately we have been out of power in the State because we failed to sell the achievements of the Congress to the people of the State. The victory of the DPA in the Assembly elections was mainly due to various welfare schemes initiated by the Centre for the people," the Minister said.
Union Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation G.K. Vasan listed the major projects that the Manmohan Singh Government had sanctioned for Tamil Nadu and the timely assistance offered to the people in times of natural calamities.
Mayura S. Jayakumar, State Youth Congress chief, presiding, said the youth wing would organise public meetings throughout the State to highlight the achievements of the Centre.
Congress spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan, Legislature party leader D. Sudarsanam, Peter Alphonse MLA, J.M. Haroon MP and district presidents of the Congress units in Chennai were among those who addressed the meeting.