TR Baalu to attend INDIA bloc’s 1 June meeting, says Tamil Nadu CM Stalin

Congress chief Mallikarjuna Kharge had earlier said the INDIA bloc will hold an informal meeting on Saturday, only to discuss the preparations for the counting day on 4 June.


Published Jun 01, 2024 | 5:45 PM Updated Jun 01, 2024 | 5:45 PM

MK Stalin addressing the gathering. (Screengrab)

DMK MP TR Baalu will represent the party in the INDIA bloc meeting scheduled to be held in New Delhi on Saturday, 1 June, DMK President and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said.

Congress President Mallikarjuna Kharge had earlier said the multi-party INDIA bloc will hold an informal meeting on Saturday, only to discuss the preparations for the counting day on 4 June and how its leaders and workers need to stay alert.

“4 June will mark the beginning of a new dawn for India. In today’s meeting of INDIA bloc leaders, DMK will be represented by our party Treasurer and leader of DMK’s Parliamentary Party, Thiru. T.R. Baalu avl,” Stalin said in a post on ‘X.’

Kharge had earlier said Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has informed that she would be busy with the polls on Saturday and therefore, will not be able to attend.

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Confidence in Opposition victory 

The seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections was underway across the country on Saturday, in states including Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

The DMK chief exuded confidence of the opposition coalition emerging victorious in the hustings.

“Our #INDIA bloc, formed to defeat the ten-year fascist regime of the BJP and save India, has met the expectations of the people and stands on the cusp of victory. It has rallied a formidable coalition of democratic forces against the BJP, who thought there was nobody to challenge them, ” Stalin said.

“This alliance now offers hope to all Indians in the electoral arena,” he said.

“Through relentless campaigning, the leaders of the INDIA bloc have dismantled the false image the BJP created in the public sphere. With just three days remaining until our impending victory, I urge our cadre to remain vigilant during the vote counting process,” Stalin added.

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