DMK chief M Karunanidhi has convened a meeting of district secretaries at the party headquarters in Chennai on September 18. Party sources told that the meeting has been convened to discuss local body elections. With party treasurer M K Stalin back in Chennai, the party is likely to proceed quickly in shortlisting candidates as it is keen on winning as many corporations and panchayats as possible. In the 2011 local body elections, DMK did not win even one corporation.
A party release issued by DMK general secretary K Anbzhagan said the meeting will be held at 10.30am. “The meeting has been called to discuss the local body election as well as how to deal with the fallout of the Cau Chennai: very row in the state,“ DMK MP T K S Elangovan told TOI. With regard to local body elections, the party has directed district secretaries to get applications from cadres who are interested in contesting. During the campaign, DMK is planning to explain the civic situation in each ward and the problems they face during council meetings when they want to raise peoples’ issues.
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