The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) opened a new party office in Kerala's Kottarakkara. Kottarakkara is a municipality in Kollam district.
The expansion came at the expense of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as 50 BJP workers from the town joined the DMK.
P Sivapadmanathan, the DMK's Tenkasi district secretary, said that the objective was to take the Dravidian model of governance to Kerala and contest the upcoming Kottarakkara municipality elections.
DMK workers marched to the municipality office raising slogans in Malayalam praising party president MK Stalin and his son Udhayanidhi Stalin.
Earlier, the DMK had opened a party office in Punalur, which is also located in Kollam district.
The Left which is in power in Kerala, is a part of the DMK's Secular Progressive Alliance in Tamil Nadu.
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