Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday congratulated his ally MK Stalin, whose DMK get together appeared all set to win the Tamil Nadu elections, defeating the ruling AIADMK and the BJP.
“Congratulations to Shri MK Stalin for the victory. Individuals of Tamil Nadu have voted for change and we’ll, below your management, show to be a assured step in that course. Finest needs,” he tweeted.
Congratulations to Shri MK Stalin for the victory.
Individuals of Tamil Nadu have voted for change and we’ll, below your management, show to be a assured step in that course.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 2, 2021
Tamil Nadu appeared set for a brand new authorities with the DMK forward in 121 seats and its companion Congress in 16, ruling AIADMK trailing with leads 80 seats within the 234-member meeting. Victory in 118 will guarantee a easy majority.
Each the Dravidian events went into the election with out their stalwarts, J Jayalalithaa for the AIADMK and M Karunanidhi for the DMK.
Tamil Nadu was additionally the lone vivid spot for the Congress the place the DMK-led opposition alliance, of which it’s a half, appeared ready of energy to trounce the AIADMK-BJP coalition.
Within the different states, together with West Bengal and Kerala – from the place Mr Gandhi is an MP – it was a narrative of extra losses underscoring the get together’s fading electoral significance.
Although the Election Fee had banned victory roadshows and automobile rallies, crowds of jubilant supporters of varied events may very well be seen celebrating in numerous locations in violation of Covid norms.
The drumbeats of victory got here within the backdrop of an election which will likely be remembered for huge, crowded rallies – with most individuals with out correct masks — amid the pandemic.