`Silent revolution on'

MADURAI, APRIL 24 . There is a silent revolution going on in the State and it will burst out in the form of defeat to the All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in the May 10 Parliamentary elections, the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President, G. K. Vasan, said on Friday.

Addressing an election meeting here, Mr. Vasan said the people from all sections of the society had been affected in the AIADMK rule.

Ten thousand road workers were brought to the streets, press freedom was stifled, political opponents were booked under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president, M. Karunandhi, was arrested during mid-night. "Only to divert the attention of the people from these core issues, the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, continued to abuse the All-India Congress President, Sonia Gandhi.

Pointing out that the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, during one of his foreign tours praised lavishly the talent of Ms. Sonia as a leader of opposition, he asked whether Mr. Vajpayee had "selective amnesia".

Both the AIADMK and the Bharatiya Janata Party were `corrupt', Mr. Vasan said, listing out various corruption charges levelled against the National Democratic Alliance.

He appealed to the electorate to vote for the Democratic Progressive Alliance to form a secular government.

He sought votes for the Madurai Lok Sabha candidate, P. Mohan, (Communist Party of India-Marxist).

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