Union Minister Chidambaram says ‘One nation, one poll' is an evil design
Former Union Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram have claimed the BJP’s 'one nation, one election' proposal is an indirect way with democracy, and asked people to be wary of the ‘evil design.’
Meeting in Paramukudi against the ‘murder of democracy in Karnataka,” he said people should understand the “inner meaning” of the one nation one election idea. And criticizing “Perse, the concept might convey the idea of holding simultaneous elections to Parliament and State Assemblies, but the BJP’s ultimate aim is to have one nation, one election, one party, one candidate and one rule.”
The BJP party was trying to rule the country sans the Opposition, which would pose a huge threat to democracy, he said. BJP as a “toxic plant” was trying to spread its roots throughout the country. Chidambaram said his party had no objection if its MLAs resigned on their own. As they would be dealt with under the anti-defection law. He claimed BJP had induced them to resign, offering huge sums of money.
The Congress MLA was designed and were promised of the seat in the event of by-elections. They also offered Cabinet berths whether they won on a BJP ticket, he alleged. “We condemn this horse-trading,” he said. TNCC president K.S. Alagiri said “power-hungry BJP” against the democracy and Constitution to gain power in Karnataka. Chidambaram revealed the statue of Ex party MLAs S. Balakrishnan, build on the premises of the Sonai Meenal Arts and Science College at Mudukulathur, at a function presided over by Mr. Alagiri.
In the event Congress legislative party leader K.R. Ramasamy, Sivaganga MP Karti Chidambaram, VCK leader, and MP Thol. Tirumavalavan, former Ministers Raja Kannappan, Cuba Thangavelan, V. Sathiyamoorthy, and Dr.S. Sundarajan, College President S.B. Renganathan and Congress district president M. Deivendran were present.