Fear of defeat has forced Modi to change election strategy, says Alagiri

Fear of defeat has forced Prime Minister Narendra Modi change his election strategy, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president K.S. Alagiri said in Coimbatore on Sunday.

“Instead of speaking about his achievements to seek votes, the PM has started attacking my party president Rahul Gandhi by spreading canards about him and his family,” he told journalists.

The Prime Minister has used the armed forces for political gain, Mr. Alagiri charged and asked why the Central Government did not airlift the CRPF personnel, who were killed in Pulwama, Kashmir.

Taking on BJP State president Tamilisai Soundararajan, the Congress leader said the then Home Minister P. Chidambaram had visited the State after the ‘Thane’ cyclone but no high ranking BJP leaders did anything for the State after ‘Gaja’ cyclone.

The AIADMK’s move to act against three of its MLAs was undemocratic and in this act the Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami had joined hands with Mr. Modi, he alleged.

On the conduct of local body elections in the State, Mr. Alagiri said the fear of defeat was the reason for AIADMK deliberately delaying the conduct of elections.

Prior to Mr. Alagiri’s arrival at the airport here skirmishes broke out between supporters of working president Mayura S. Jayakumar and district president V.M.C. Manoharan as the security personnel allowed only Mr. Jayakumar to enter the airport.


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