After BJP, now Congress announces Pongal celebrations, Rahul to attend Jallikattu

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    After BJP, now Congress reveals Pongal celebrations, Rahul to attend Jallikattu





    After BJP, now Congress announces Pongal celebrations, Rahul to attend Jallikattu Rahul Gandhi will remain in Tamil Nadu for Pongal festivities on Jan14 (File photo)

    While national and state leaders of the BJP have currently started taking part in the party’s statewide celebrations of the Tamil festival Pongal, the Congress has actually also announced that senior leader Rahul Gandhi will reach the state for Pongal events and participate in the traditional bull-taming sport ‘Jallikattu’ at the famous Avaniyapuram arena near Madurai on Pongal day on January 14.

    Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president K S Alagiri verified Gandhi’s one-day check out to Madurai– supposedly the first of numerous programmes being prepared in the state ahead of the May 2021 Assembly surveys.

    A senior Congress leader said there will be one more event in January when Gandhi “may be doing a roadshow in western Tamil Nadu covering regions of Salem, Coimbatore, Tirupur and Karur for three days”.

    BJP nationwide president J P Nadda, who earlier had plans to attend the same Jallikattu occasion in Madurai, will belong to festivities in Chennai on the same day.

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    Break with past, with eye on polls

    The new-found love of the BJP and Congress for Pongal and Jallikattu is intended at the upcoming polls and to send out a message that they back Tamil culture. Both celebrations previously kept a safe distance from politics surrounding Tamil identity and had actually barely made efforts to alter their image as north Indian parties.

    While BJP’s events were named as “Namma Ooru Pongal,” Congress too has actually called their event “Rahul’s Thamizh Vanakkam”.

    Contradictions show up too, ahead of polls, in terms of the tactical approach in between the national and state units of the two parties.

    A day after C T Ravi, the BJP basic secretary in charge of the state, clarified that the bigger alliance partner AIADMK will select the CM candidate, the celebration’s state chief L Murugan Tuesday stated they were the views of a national leader.

    Murugan has actually repeatedly stated that his celebration will decide the CM candidate of the AIADMK-BJP alliance.

    In the Congress, remarks against the rejig in the state system by Karti Chidambaram, boy of senior leader P Chidambaram, raised eyebrows among office-bearers of the Tamil Nadu. “These jumbo committees serve no purpose. 32 VP, 57 GS, 104 Secretaries. None will have any authority which means no responsibility,” he had actually tweeted.

    An office-bearer stated the leaders were given new obligations by the high command for their difficult work and not for being the kid of a senior leader.

    A senior Congress leader stated Karti’s remarks might have been prevented a minimum of throughout election time. “TNCC chief Alagiri was understood as a leader better to Chidambaram than anybody else. However Karti’s statement reveals that there might be a communication gap in between them now. Alagiri’s recent decisions were primarily in assessment with numerous more leaders in Delhi. As a state party, we see it as a positive modification,” he stated.

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