Tamil Nadu legislators to elect six members to Rajya Sabha
The ruling Congress has decided to support its former ally Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) for the 27th June Rajya Sabha polls from Tamil Nadu, with its five MLAs all set to vote for DMK nominee Kanimozhi. The election, signals the warming up of two former political allies DMK and the Congress. DMK had called off its alliance with Congress in March on the Sri Lankan Tamil issue.
However, Congress has said that it has decided to support Kanimozhi in Rajya Sabha election in view of current political situation. Congress’ support to Kanimozhi has reduced the prospects of DMDK nominee AR Elangovan, whose party was hoping for support from other parties.
Briefing reporters in New Delhi, party spokesperson Sandip Dikshit said that alliance with DMK is only for this election and not for the future. He said, the party’s decision is to support the DMK, not the individual candidate.