New Delhi: Making a declaration, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that they will not let people of Tamil Nadu ruled by Nagpur and the next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu will be M.K. Stalin.
Addressing an election rally here, about 260 km from Chennai, Gandhi said: “Tamil Nadu should be ruled from Tamil Nadu. Stalin will be the Chief Minister.”
The opposition parties in Tamil Nadu charge the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with remote-controlling the AIADMK government in the state.
According to Gandhi, the state should not be ruled from Nagpur — where the Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh (RSS), the BJP’s political mentor, is headquartered.
“We will not let the people of Tamil Nadu to be led by Nagpur,” Gandhi said, adding that the DMK-Congress combine will defend the spirit of the Tamil people.
According to Gandhi, when the Congress comes to power at the Centre, farmers will not be jailed for non-repayment of bank loans.
“It is not fair that rich businessmen are not jailed for non-repayment of bank loans while poor farmers go to jail for defaulting on bank loans,” Gandhi said.
“After 2019, no farmer will be put in jail for non-repayment of loan.”
He said the Congress government will tell the farmers in advance the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and other things so that they can plan their crops accordingly.