Stalin set to be CM as DMK wins after 10 years in Tamil Nadu

Chennai: Building a strong narrative over the years against the AIADMK and BJP-led governments in Tamil Nadu and the Centre, DMK president M K Stalin reaped huge success in Assembly polls, recreating the 2019 magic when he won the Lok Sabha polls hands down for his party and allies.

The DMK has won 127 seats, and is likely to win six seats from where it is leading, according to trends. When the segments won by DMK’s partners including Congress are added, it worked out to 153 seats out of the total 234.

Garnering two-thirds of the 234 seats, the 68-year old Stalin, through his sustained campaign has yet again ushered in a victory similar to that of the 2019 Parliamentary election win.

Governor Banwarilal Purohit Purohit appointed Stalin as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and invited him to form the ministry and to have the swearing-in ceremony on May 7 at 9 am at Raj Bhavan, an official release said.

The victory did not, however, land in Stalin’s lap and he worked towards it by reaching out to people systematically by targeting the Centre and state governments on many issues.

Stalin’s narrative was that the BJP government trampled on the rights of states and was against Tamil culture and imposed Hindi and Sanskrit and by being ‘subservient’ to such a regime, the AIADMK too was against people formed part of his narrative.

Image courtesy of DNA

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