CHENNAI: Chief Minister MK Stalin on Sunday said that the goal of DMK is to see the formation of a government in the centre that is based on the principles of social justice and federalism.
Replying to a set of questions, under the "ungalil oruvan" program, Stalin, in a pre-recorded video, outlined the goals of DMK, the work done by DMK in one year, alliance with BJP and his rise in politics.
Asked what will be the contribution of DMK led by him in the 2024 Parliamentary election and in Indian politics, Stalin replied that the first goal of DMK alliance is to secure all 40 seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry combined and the next goal is to ensure that a government based on the principles of social justice and federalism is established in the centre.
Asked how to counter the Governor through whom the union government is trying to run a parallel government in the state, Stalin rather giving a direct answer chose a diplomatic stand by saying that the roles of the Governor and an elected government is well defined in the constitution and if we understand them there will be no unwanted controversies. He also said that within one year of formation of government the DMK government implemented 70 percent of poll promises and if the financial condition would have been stable many more schemes would have been implemented.
Asked whether exemption from NEET is possible or not, Stalin replied that he has confidence in obtaining exemption from NEET and asked people not to conclude that Tamil Nadu will not be exempted from NEET just because it is getting delayed.
He also said that BJP, in the name of NEET, is enacting a worst form of social injustice and the coming Parliamentary election will be a lesson learnt for BJP.
Asked about the comments that DMK has compromised with BJP, Stalin replied that even BJP will not accept such talks.
The pre-recorded video was released in the morning and the social media critics were quick to draw a line comparing Stalin's question and answer video with the speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in "Mann Ki Baat" program.
Comparisons were also drawn on some of the stereotypical self-boasting questions that were present in Stalin's video which were focused on the achievements of DMK in one year, how he maintains his physical and mental health albeit working round the clock, his actions in the second tenure as DMK President and so on.