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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2224

Rahul Gandhi will Take Congress Party to a New Height - DMK Chief Karunanidhi

By Sathyalaya Ramakrishnan
Chennai, 21 January, (

A person who is very jubilant to hear the news of appointing Rahul Gandhi as All India Congress Party Vice-President by his mother and party President Ms Sonia Gandhi is DMK Chief Mr M Karunanidhi.

Mr Karunanidhi was glad to hear that Ms Gandhi followed him (Recently he was announced that his younger son M. K. Stalin will succeed him) in politics by appointing her son as her successor.

While congratulating Rahul Gandhi on his elevation as Congress vice-president, key UPA ally and DMK chief M. Karunanidhi on Sunday expressed confidence that he would take the Congress party to a ‘new height.’

“Your abiding interest in the youth of our country and your earnest commitment to the advancement of rural areas and farmers are all well-known,” the DMK chief, whose party has been an ally of ruling Congress since the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, said in a faxed message to the Amethi MP.

“During your tenure as the vice-president, I am quite sure that you will take the Congress party to a new height,” he said.

Mr. Gandhi was formally elevated to the number two position in the party on Saturday with the Congress Working Committee taking the decision to make him vice-president.

Tradition ignored :

It is a tradition for every congress leader that whenever they fly down to Chennai, they visit Mr.Karunanidhi. But for the past two years Rahul Gandhi has always ignored to follow this custom and has never visited him.

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