S.Ve. Sekhar, MLA, to join DMK officially very soon
Coimbatore: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), unlike other political parties, was not formed with a view to capture power and occupy positions, said M.K. Stalin, Deputy Chief Minister, here on Friday. He was speaking at a function organised by the DMK city unit to honour 58 senior party men with a purse, to hand over 58 sewing machines, 58 iron boxes and 58 hearing aid to mark the 58th birth day of Mr. Stalin. City unit secretary of the party, Veeragopal, handed over a cheque to Mr. Stalin for annual subscription of the party organ Murasoli for 580 people. A total of 5,800 people from various political parties joined the DMK in the presence of Mr. Stalin.
Recalling the evolution of DMK, Mr. Stalin said that former Chief Minister, C.N. Annadurai, founded the party on a rainy day in Robinson Park in North Chennai in 1949. The party came into existence for working for the poor and downtrodden and it first faced elections only in 1957 that too after Mr. Annadurai made the decision after putting it to vote in the Tiruchi conference of the party. It was a wish of the party that was arrived at in a democratic manner through ballots. In 1957, the party won 15 seats, in 1962 it won 50 seats and in 1967 it came to power. DMK was the only party in history that would have faced the maximum number of victories as well as defeats. He said that victory should not make the cadre arrogant and defeats should never make them depressed/dejected.
The contribution made by senior party men during troubled days cannot be compensated with the cash purse of Rs. 10,000.The number of people joining DMK today from various other parties is an indication of the confidence that they repose in the Government and the party.Earlier S.Ve. Sekhar, MLA, said that divine guidance has led him to the right place at the right time. “I have already joined the DMK by heart, but would officially join it very soon. When God closes one door, there would be another door that would open automatically. I am not worried about the closed door but happy that the door opened for me now is very broad to accommodate and is very peaceful.”
Mr. Stalin launched a news portal Coimbatore Times.com hosted by news videographers in Coimbatore for the coming World Classical Tamil Conference wherein the voice would be in Tamil and the text would be in English. The news portal is aimed at providing information on emergency services such as ambulance, Fire and Rescue Services, Police stations, tourist destinations, road map and places of worship in video format, for delegates of Tamil Conference.