June 4, Sunday : Top opposition leaders united on the occasion of DMK chief M Karunanidhi 94th birthday to showcase power of oneness ahead of Presidential elections in Chennai on Saturday.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Sitaram Yechury of the Left and Majeed Memon of the Nationalist Congress Party were the opposition leaders who were present to mark DMK chief birthday and completion of sixty years legislation without losing a single election. The party was hosted by Karunidhi’s son MK Stalin.
While RJD supremo Lalu Yadav was also expected to come but due to high fever, he had to drop his plan. However , Karunanidhi missed the occasion as doctors didn’t allowed him due to his ill health.
During the celebration leaders expressed their views on contemporary political situation.
Targeting BJP, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said will not allow theRashtriya Swoayamsevak Sangh (RSS) or Prime Minister Narendra Modi impose only one idea on the country. He also praised Stalin’s hard-work and highlighted achievements of DMK.
While, Former Chief Minister of Kashmir, Omar Abdullah said “I am here to start a new chapter with Stalin and all the opposition parties”.
Not only this , targeting at central government he asserted, We want to show the BJP you can’t dream of a country without the Congress and Opposition parties across the country.
Sitaram Yechury asked all opposition leaders should stand together to meet the challenge.
Taking a dig at the BJP, Stalin questioned its work on development and the promises which Modi government failed to fulfill.