Madurai (Tamil Nadu): Continuing his rallies in Tamil Nadu on Friday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said in Madurai that Lok Sabha election this year was a clash between two different versions of the country. (Also read: ‘PM Gave Make in India Slogan, Country Flooded With Chinese Products,’ Says Rahul)
“Congress says all different ideas, perspectives, languages, histories, cultures must live happily together. All voices must be heard. RSS-BJP say only one idea should govern India,” he said.
Elaborating, he said that the Congress talked about leaving the power in the hands of the people while “they say power must be in the hand of one man”.
Attacking the AIADMK government in the state over its alliance with the BJP, Rahul said, “Mr Narendra Modi feels that just because he can control the Chief Minister, he controls this state. We don’t want to control this state, we want people of Tamil Nadu to control this state.”
In Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK and the BJP are in an alliance to fight the coming elections. The AIADMK would be contesting from 20 seats.
The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), which returned to the AIADMK after ten years, has got seven seats to field candidates from. The BJP got five seats in the alliance while the DMDK has got four seats.
Tamil Maanila Congress (M), PT and AINRC have got one seat each while the NJP would be contesting on the ruling party’s symbol. The outgoing Lok Sabha has 37 AIADMK MPs while the BJP, PMK and the AINRC have one each.