DMK president MK Stalin on Sunday requested Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to stitch an alliance against the BJP at the national level, like the combine led by his party in Tamil Nadu and accused the Centre of unleashing a ’chemical’ and ’cultural’ attack against the state. Addressing a public meeting here for the April 6 Assembly polls, Stalin alleged India was ”suffocating due to the communal, fascist” forces and Gandhi had a big responsibility to protect the nation against it.
“Here, I have a kind request to Rahul Gandhi… No, a firm request. When we talk over the phone, sometimes I call him [Rahul] ‘Sir’. He would then correct me, he would ask me to call him brother. My brother Rahul, here is my humble and heartfelt request to you…,” Stalin said.
The rally here was the first in which leaders of all the constituents of the DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance took part and it includes Congress party’s Rahul Gandhi. The ruling AIADMK is facing the polls in alliance with the Pattali Makkal Katchi, the BJP, the former union minister GK Vaasan led Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar) and other smaller parties.
News Source : News 18