The Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) has begun its preparations for the civic polls even before any official word has come from the government on the same.
The TNCC executive council also asked the district Congress committee presidents to begin the process of identifying candidates for civic posts in panchayat limits where election would be held on a non-party basis. The resolution also instructs the district chiefs to send to the TNCC a list of candidates shortlisted for panchayat level posts.
Another resolution adopted in the meeting advised the district Congress presidents to make elaborate arrangements for the 10-day statewide campaign against the economic mismanagement of the ruling BJP. The protest demonstration would be held at some place in a district every day from November 5 to 15. The campaign would be wound up with a massive demonstration at the district headquarters.
Drawing a parallel between the economic crisis of the present and 1990, the TNCC resolution said the Reserve Bank of India, which had mortgaged gold abroad to overcome the economic stagnation then, has now offered to sell it in the open market now, which was testimony to the extent the country’s economy has plummeted.