Chennai, Jul 24 (ANI): Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan on Friday said that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s upcoming visit would not create any impact as his party did not concentrate on the welfare of the people when they were in power at the Centre for 10 years.
“Particularly, the Tamil Nadu people are well aware (that) for the past 10 years when they (Congress) were in the power, they didn’t concentrate on the welfare of the Tamil Nadu people. There were no big schemes brought to Tamil Nadu, there were lot of unsolved problems in Tamil Nadu. During the genocide in Sri Lanka, Rahul Gandhi didn’t visit,” added Soundararajan.
‘Even they are telling for great Kamaraj’s birthday, Rahul visited. In the previous years, no central leader visited and celebrated Kamaraj’s birthday by coming to Tamil Nadu. When BJP celebrated the great leader Kamaraj’s birthday, they (Congress) wanted to bring Rahul Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi came, but it didn’t create any impact in Tamil Nadu and it won’t create any impact in Tamil Nadu,” she added.
Soundararajan said that her party would give an alternative to the people, who are fed up of the DMK and AIADMK rule in the state.
“We (BJP) want to make a very grand alliance to face the 2016 elections because we want to project ourselves as an alternate force in Tamil Nadu. People are fed up with DMK and AIADMK rule and we want to give an alternate rule to Tamil Nadu people and we are in the process of it,” she said.
“Yes definitely, 2016 preparations are going on with the guidance of our central party (leaders). Our state assembly preparations are going on. We are ready to face the election whenever the election is announced and in due course of time our leaders will meet other party leaders also,” she told ANI while responding to a poser on the BJP’s preparation for the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.
Talking about BJP president Amit Shah’s scheduled visit to Tamil Nadu on August 6, Soundararajan said that it would give enthusiasm to the party workers to quicken the process of Maha ‘Sampark Abhiyan’. (ANI)