NEW DELHI: With an eye on strengthening its presence in national politics, Tamil Nadu-based Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has recently opened a state-of-the-art office in the national capital.
The office, named Anna-Kalaignar Arivalayam, was inaugurated by DMK president and Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin with Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi accompanying him.
The event turned into an occasion for Opposition leaders to come together on a stage with several senior leaders belonging to different parties, including senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, National Conference chif Farooq Adbullah, CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury, CPI’s D Raja. Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) Vaiko, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra attending the inauguration.
Located at Minto Road, Anna-Kalaignar Arivalayam has a library named after DMK leader Murasoli Maran.
“A momentous occasion for Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, the party that stands by the ideals of Social Justice, Equality and State Autonomy, for having inaugurated our office in New Delhi. I would like to thank everyone for being part of this historic and joyous moment,” Stalin said.
The DMK has 12 members in the Lok Sabha and ten MPs in the Rajya Sabha, the upper House of the Parliament.
During his three-day visit to New Delhi, Chief Minister Stalin called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to allow Tamil Nadu government of to send essential supplies to Sri Lanka which is reeling under severe economic crisis. He also meet leaders of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is ruling Delhi, and visited schools run by Delhi government.
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