Stalin hits campaign trail from father's birthplace
A day after releasing the party's Lok Sabha election manifesto, DMK President M.K. Stalin on Wednesday hit the campaign trail from Tiruvarur, his father and former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's birthplace.
Addressing a rally, Stalin said the five year tenure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ends on June 3 -- which is also the birth anniversary of Karunanidhi.
Stalin was seeking votes for DMK candidate Poondi Kalaivanan for the by-election in Tiruvarur constituency that fell vacant after the death of Karunanidhi and CPI's Lok Sabha candidate from Nagapattinam constituency.
The DMK leader said Modi's "facist rule" should be ended and the AIADMK-run Tamil Nadu government had to be removed.
Stalin wondered whether Modi fulfilled his 2014 election promises of doubling farmers' income, bringing back the black money stashed overseas and depositing Rs 15 lakh in people's bank accounts, and creating two crore jobs for youth.
Stalin said Modi was laying foundation stones for projects but no project was commissioned during the last five years.