MK Stalin unfazed by opposition to BJP, focuses on ensuring changetext_fields
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, addressing concerns about the DMK-led state government's strong opposition to the BJP, expressed confidence and dismissed worries about potential risks the party may face.
Speaking in reference to the recent Patna meeting of opposition parties, Stalin emphasised the importance of preventing the continuation of a certain dispensation, rather than solely focusing on capturing power. He specifically referred to the BJP-led government at the Centre, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Stalin further highlighted the upcoming meeting of opposition parties in Karnataka on July 17-18, asserting that the BJP regime, particularly PM Modi, is disturbed by such developments.
Dismissing PM Modi's remarks as mere talk, Stalin said that there is no cause for concern. Presiding over a wedding, he reassured that even if the DMK regime faces threats due to its staunch opposition to the BJP, there should not be the slightest worry. The primary goal remains a resounding victory for the DMK and its allies in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, leading to the defeat of the BJP.
In a direct criticism of PM Modi, Stalin questioned whether any of the electoral promises made by the BJP prior to the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections had been fulfilled. He specifically mentioned the unfulfilled promises of bringing back black money from abroad and distributing Rs 15 lakh to every Indian citizen. Stalin asserted that PM Modi has not fulfilled even the minimum assurance of providing Rs 15,000 or Rs 15 to the people.
The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister also criticised PM Modi's failure to deliver on job opportunities and farmers' welfare. He recalled the nationwide protests against the three farm laws and highlighted their subsequent repeal by the BJP government. Taking into account these factors and with the aim of challenging the "dictatorial" BJP regime, Stalin emphasised the importance of unity among all opposition parties.