At the statue unveiling ceremony of DMK Patriarch M Karunanidhi, DMK President MK Stalin proposed Rahul Gandhi as the Prime Ministerial candidate of the Congress party, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections
During his address, he said, “I propose to install new PM in Delhi. I propose candidature of Rahul Gandhi from Tamil Nadu. He has got the ability to defeat the fascist Modi government. We will save this nation. We will work to strengthen the hands of Rahul Gandhi.”
Stalin drew an attack on Prime Minister Modi’s rule by saying on how he thinks of himself as an ‘emperor’ and not an elected Prime Minister. He even emphasized the need to save the country’s democracy.
He said, “We oppose Narendra Modi government who has destroyed social justice. Modi does not consider him as an elected Prime Minister but thinks himself as an emperor who has been in this post for a long time. We have come here together to save the democracy of India.”
The DMK leader cited how the country has regressed and gone 15 years behind and slammed Modi for his silence on the cyclone in Tamil Nadu.
He said, “Modi thinks he is the SC, he is the RBI, he is the IT department. We have gathered here to develop a new India. under Modi’s regime, India has gone 15 years back. He is functioning as a sadist Prime Minister. Cyclone Gaja battered Tamil Nadu. Had cyclone happened in Maharashtra he would have gone but because it's Tamil Nadu he didn't come. But he didn't even offer a word of solace to the people.”
“In the 5 years of PM Modi's rule, the country has gone 15 years back. If we give another chance to him, surely the country will go 50 years back. PM Modi is behaving like a king, that's why we've all come together to safeguard democracy & country,” he added.
The former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M Karunanidhi's statue was unveiled on Sunday in a grand event organised by his son and DMK President MK Stalin at party headquarters — Anna Arivalyam in Chennai. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi unveiled the statue.