Editorial: People’s verdict

The election results of four States (Tamilnadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Assam) and one Union Territory (Puducherry) have conveyed many direct and indirect messages to politicians.

While people are ready to vote for the incumbent governments provided their aspirations are fulfilled and divisive politics is not followed, they would not think twice to keep hate politics at bay.

The victory of the DMK in Tamilnadu, the Left in Kerala, the TMC in West Bengal, NR Congress in Puducherry and the BJP in Assam conveys this clearly. Meanwhile, all the five new governments have an important and immediate task to carry out- curbing the Covid-19 menace. This should be the first priority of the new Chief Minister(s) as soon as taking charge.

As far as Tamilnadu is concerned, M K Stalin, the DMK president, is an experienced hand as Mayor of Chennai, Local Administration Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Tamilnadu. The party’s victory is mainly due to the trust people have on him. As promised by him, he should fulfill the wishes of all sections of people and take strong and strategic action against the pandemic. Welcome, Stalin.