DMK’s Delhi Office To Be Inaugurated On Ugadi Day, Stalin Says It Symbolises Party’s National Heft And Vehicle to Implement ‘Dravidian Model'

by Swarajya Staff - Mar 30, 2022 04:02 PM +05:30 IST
DMK’s Delhi Office To Be Inaugurated On Ugadi Day, Stalin Says It Symbolises Party’s National Heft And Vehicle to Implement ‘Dravidian Model'Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin.
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  • The newly built party office in Delhi, which is set for inauguration on April 2 (Ugadi day) is a symbol of DMK’s indispensable space in the national politics, party president and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin says

    The inauguration of the office comes in the backdrop of DMK party cadres and leading 'Dravidian' movement intellectuals urging Stalin to consider a greater role in the national politics including exploring the possibility of pitching himself as a challenger against PM Narendra Modi.

The newly built party office in Delhi, which is set for inauguration on April 2 (Ugadi day) is a symbol of DMK’s indispensable space in the national politics, party president and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said on Wednesday.

Billing the inaugural as an event that is set to write the history of southern India from Delhi, Stalin, in an open letter to cadres said the DMK office is a ‘compelling symbol’ of the vital space in national politics for his party, its policies and the vehicle to implement it, the ‘Dravidian model’.

Hailing the new office christened ‘Anna-Kalaignar Arivalayam,’ as a Dravidian palace and fort, Stalin said the construction of the 3-storeyed building is based on Dravidian architecture and has all amenities including a library.

Stalin said he would call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on March 31 in Delhi besides other central ministers. The meetings, scheduled with them is for ‘our state’s rights’, including flood relief, share to state in central taxes and financial allocation for projects announced by the DMK government, he said.

In 2013, the Centre had allotted space in Deendayal Upadhyaya Marg in the national capital to the DMK to build its office.

The inauguration of the office comes in the backdrop of DMK party cadres and leading 'Dravidian' movement intellectuals urging Stalin to consider a greater role in the national politics including exploring the possibility of pitching himself as a challenger against PM Narendra Modi.

Except for a brief stint outside power during the 11 months regime of PM Atal, Behari Vajpayee, DMK was a key part of every union government between 1996 and 2014. Despite sweeping 38 out of 39 seats in 2019 Lok Sabha elections in alliance with Congress, the party is languishing in the opposition benches as NDA led by PM Modi won a landslide reelection victory.

(With Inputs From PTI)

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