The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) election manifesto committee will tour Tamil Nadu from Monday, February 5 till February 23. The yatra is to elicit the views of the general public before finalising on the party's manifesto for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, who is also the president of the DMK, in a statement on Sunday said that the manifesto committee will meet people from all sections of the state. He also said that this would include educationists, fishermen, agriculturists, small entrepreneurs, migrant workers, industrialists, students, doctors, engineers, Chartered Accounts (CA), lawyers, and people from all walks of life.
The 11-member committee will commence the tour from Thoothukudi on Monday and Kanniyakumari on Tuesday.
The statement said that before the panel arrives in these cities, their campaign will be advertised in local newspapers and the respective district secretaries will arrange a venue for people to submit petitions.
It may be noted that DMK has put pressure on its cadres to win all the 39 seats in Tamil Nadu and the lone seat in Puducherry.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance (SPA) won 38 of the 39 seats. The lone seat it lost was in Theni where senior Congress leader and former minister EVKS Elangovan lost to O.P. Raveendranathan of the AIADMK.