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Secular Progressive Alliance will romp home in Lok Sabha polls


Press Trust of India Puducherry
Chief Minister V Narayanasamy Sunday asserted that the "Secular Progressive Alliance" comprising Congress, DMK, and the left parties among others would romp home in all the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of his door-to-door campaign to distribute pamphlets wooing voters in Nellithope Assembly constituency here, Narayanasamy said, "people have rejected Narendra Modi as he had failed to deliver on his promises held out during the run up to 2014 Lok Sabha polls."

Claiming that demonetisation, GST and failure to provide generate jobs would bring in a "miserable failure" for the BJP and AIADMK inclusive NDA in the coming elections, he said, "People have rejected Modi on the basis of his failure to measure up to the expectations of the people."

The senior Congress leader also alleged that the country had witnessed no development during the last five years when the NDA had been in power at the Centre.
Exuding confidence that the secular progressive front would stage a come back to power at the Centre, he said the poverty eradication programme announced by AICC leader Rahul Gandhi to benefit 20 percent of the poorest of the poor would bring in amelioration of the lot of SC, ST, backward classes and other poorer sections.
Narayanasamy appealed to the voters to exercise their franchise in support of former Speaker V Vaithilingam contesting as the Congress nominee in the April 18 parliamentary poll here.
Led by the DMK, the coalition comprises Congress, CPI(M), CPI, Vaiko-led MDMK, Indian Union Muslim League, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi and smaller outfits, the Kongunadu Makkal Desiya Katchi and the Indiya Jananayaga Katchi.

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First Published: Mar 31 2019 | 9:15 PM IST

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