As the state of Tamil Nadu is fast approaching the legislative elections, the political parties have been chalking out new strategies and overhauling the policies to take over the rivals. While the state ruling ADMK government is mulling to retain the reign, DMK has been preparing to hit the campaign trail with the hope of ousting ADMK from power and to take the reign after a decade.
The upcoming election would be the first one for MK Stalin as the DMK President so is for Edappadi Palaniswami as the Chief Minister. The opposition party has been preparing to start its full-fledged election campaign for the polls in a bid to build the party as the perfect replacement for the ADMK in taking over the power and to make Stalin a perfect successor for his father, late DMK President Karunanidhi.
According to a news agency, Stalin will likely begin his election campaign from the first week of January next year. The DMK President will unveil his campaign for the crucial election from Karunanidhi's hometown of Thiruvarur or from the Kongu belt - the western districts of the state where the ruling ADMK enjoys a stable stronghold and voter base.
Udhayanidhi Stalin may write the prefix of his father's campaign as the party's youth wing secretary has been becoming one of the star campaigners for the party. Earlier, Udhayanidhi had campaigned in the Kongu belt, and in the hope of becoming a full-time politician, the actor turned politician has on Friday launched a 100-day election campaign from Karunanidhi's native of Thirukuvalai, Thiruvarur district.
Besides Stalin and Udhayanidhi Stalin, senior DMK leader and women wing secretary Kanimozhi will also begin her election campaign either from Thirukuvalai or from Edappadi, Salem which is the native district of the Chief Minister from November 29 and along with them, the battalion of senior leaders has also been preparing the campaign-style and strategies to take on the rival candidates.
While the Tamil Nadu BJP unit has been conducting Vetrivel Yatra to consolidate Hindu votes, despite the warning from the state government not to conduct the campaign due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the state opposition DMK has now getting ready to commence its election campaign and on Friday, the Tamil Nadu police had stonewalled Udhayanidhi Stalin's campaign and detained him to organize the large-scale gathering.