EVKS Elangovan, easily the most vocal Congress leader in the State and president of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC), has said that the party would be contesting from all the 234 Assembly constituencies in the State during next year’s Assembly polls so as to establish ‘Kamaraj’ rule in the State.
In the same breath, he has also said that in case the Congress entered into electoral alliance with other parties and won the elections, it would seek Finance or Home portfolio in the new Cabinet. TNCC is gearing up to celebrate Kamaraj’s birthday in a grand manner on 23rd July (Thursday). Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is to take part in the meeting to be held in Trichy on that day.
“We want to contest from all the constituencies in the State during next year’s Assembly polls. Our objective is to win and form the next government in the State. If the time doesn’t become ripe by the time the elections are held, party president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahl Gandhi would decide about entering into electoral alliance with other parties.
“Unlike other party cadres, Congress cadres save their respective families and the party with their hard-earned money. Other party cadres join those parties only with the aim to earn money,” he said. Getting philosophical, he said “After my demise, I don’t want to be known as the ex-leader. I and Thangkabalu want to ensure that the Congress, which last ruled the State in 1967, is returned to power in the State. We are working towards our goal in a tireless manner!”