DMK-Congress alliance sure to form next govt in TN: Chidambaram

"A regime change will happen. I am totally confident that a DMK government will be formed," Chidambaram told reporters here after casting his vote.

By: PTI | Karaikudi | Published:May 16, 2016 12:56 pm
Tamil Nadu assembly elections, P Chidambaram, chidambaram, tamil nadu polls 2016, DMK, Congress, DMK-Congress alliance, TN government, election commission tamil nadu, ALADMK,  elections 2016, India news Chidambaram also charged the Election Commission with “failing to check distribution of money by AIADMK”. Express archive photo.

Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday,  exuded confidence that the DMK-Congress alliance will get a good majority and form next government in Tamil Nadu.

“The alliance of DMK, Congress and others will for sure get a good majority. A regime change will happen. I am totally confident that a DMK government will be formed,” he told reporters here after casting his vote.

Chidambaram also charged the Election Commission with “failing to check distribution of money by AIADMK”.

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“Election Commission has failed in checking distribution of money by AIADMK men in Tamil Nadu. The AIDMK men had distributed money at several places,” he alleged.

“Information I am getting for the past 10 ten days confirmed money distribution,” he added.

Though he welcomed flying squad raids and vehicle checks, he said they have “not prevented the distribution of money for votes and taking money for votes”.

He said polls in Aravakurichi and Thanjavur constituencies could have been nullified after today’s elections instead of postponing it to May 23.

The EC had postponed the polling in the two constituencies after seizure of huge sums of cash and reports of large-scale distribution of money to voters.

On the detaining of three trucks carrying Rs 570 crore near Tirupur by election officials, the former finance minister said he was “not aware whether so much of money can be taken to the bank”.

“It is a rare news that so much of money was being carried in containers,” he said while seeking an investigation into the matter.

Referring to the rains in various parts of the state today, he said showers on the polling day are indication of the “change” to come.

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    indiyanesan
    May 16, 2016 at 1:25 pm
    Of late PC wants to try comedy but we must appreciate his presence of mind in that he has not said that because of Congress support only, the next Govt will be formed and hence somebody from Congress shoud be CM
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    indiyanesan
    May 16, 2016 at 1:23 pm
    Of late PC wants to try comedy, but we must appreciate his presence of mind in that he has not said that because of Congress the next Govt will be formed and hence somebody from Congress shoud be CM
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      Narasimha Prakash
      May 16, 2016 at 1:15 pm
      Keep dreaming!!
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        ganesan
        May 16, 2016 at 11:41 am
        So 2 G will be reenacted at the state level ?
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        Sukumar Ling
        May 16, 2016 at 8:02 am
        Hi CHEATAMBARAM, What is your nick name , anti national, in ISHRAT CASE or shameless looter in 2G ? You and your family members are using our money to buy your DHOTI, JOCKS, PETTY COAT to JACKET .
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