Will work towards winning all 39 LS seats: K S Alagiri

K S Alagiri

Chennai: K S Alagiri, the new TNCC president, on Sunday said Congress will work towards winning all the 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamilnadu and the one in Puducherry in the general elections.

Alagiri, a former Lok Sabha MP, on Saturday replaced S Thirunavakkarasar as as the president of the Tamil Nadu Pradesh Congress Committee. 

The newly appointed Tamilnadu Congress chief on Sunday speaking with the media said the key factor for winning the polls would be to focus on strengthening the party’s organisational structure.

Alagiri said, “Today our secular friends are aiming for 40 constituencies in both TN and Puducherry in the upcoming elections. Congress party will also toil for this.”

Thirunavakkarasar

The first target is to strengthen the party structure. A political party with a strong structure only will come out victorious, he added.

The Congress chief said BJP and AIADMK were hampering the development in the country and the state.

He accused that both Centre and State governments lacked the understanding of economics, agriculture and society. Slamming the government for the introduction of GST, he said it has angered the middle class people.

He thanked the Congress president Rahul Gandhi for elevating him to the post and said senior party leaders P Chidambaram and Mukul Wasnik were instrumental in his appointment.

DMK President M K Stalin yesterday conveyed his wishes to Alagiri. H Vasantha Kumar, K Jayakumar, M K Vishnu Prasad and Mayura Jayakumar have been appointed as the new working presidents to assist Alagiri.

NT Bureau