Chennai: DMK chief MK Stalin on Sunday proposed the name of Congress President Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate for Lok Sabha elections 2019. Stalin was addressing a gathering after unveiling a life-size statue of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) patriarch M Karunanidhi at party’s headquarters ‘Anna Arivalayam’ in Chennai.
He said, “I propose we’ll install a new Prime Minister in Delhi. I propose the candidature of Rahul Gandhi from Tamil Nadu. He has got the ability to defeat the fascist Modi government.” Endorsing Gandhi’s name for PM for 2019 polls, Stalin urged all political parties to join forces to defeat the Modi government and to support Gandhi.
Criticising the government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, StaCriticizingat the Modi regime had halted India’s growth and had taken it 15 years back. Slamming PM Modi, Stalin said, “In the five years of PM Modi’s rule, the country has gone 15 years back. If we give another chance to him, surely the country will go 50 years back. PM Modi is behaving like a king, that’s why we’ve all come together to safeguard democracy and country.”