DMK partners with Prashant Kishor I-PAC for TN 2021 surveys

CHENNAI: The opposition on Sunday said it has registered with the Indian Political Action Committee of the political strategist to help shape its campaign for next year's assembly elections.

In opposition for almost a decade, the DMK, which is making a total attempt to wrest power from the AIADMK ruler, said several young I-PAC professionals joined him.

For quite some time, it was speculated that actor-politician Kamal Haasan led by Makkal Needhi Maiam and the DMK would sign up with the strategist for the 2021 assembly polls.

The head of DMK, M K Stalin, went to Twitter to formally announce the measure.

I am glad to share that many bright and related young professionals from Tamil Nadu join us under the @IndianPAC banner to work with us in our 2021 elections and help shape our plans to restore TN to its former glory! he said.

In response, the I-PAC tweeted: Thank you Thiru @mkstalin for the opportunity. The @IndianPAC Tamil Nadu team is excited to work with DMK to help ensure an emphatic victory in the 2021 elections and help put the state back on the path of progress and prosperity under its capable leadership.

The AIADMK, under the leadership of Chief Minister K Palaniswami (co-coordinator) and Senior Vice Minister O Panneerselvam (coordinator), is striving every nerve to strengthen the party and post-election victories following the death of its supreme J Jayalalithaa in 2016.

Palaniswami is co-coordinator and coordinator of Panneerselvam of AIADMK.

In a moral boost, the AIADMK snatched two segments of the assembly, one from the DMK and its Allied Congress, in last year's polls and gave a hard fight to the opposition in recent rural civic surveys, being second.

Encouraged by a local survey, the AIADMK said it was in a bounce mode considering the fact that the DMK had swept the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, winning 38 of 39 seats in the state.

Stalin, who assumed command of the party leadership after the death of the DMK patriarch and his father M Karunanidhi in 2018, has hoped to evict the AIADMK from the seat of power.

I-PAC, according to the group, is the first and largest political advocacy group among Indian parties, widely recognized for having revolutionized election campaigns in India.

The group is associated with the Aam Aadmi party led by Arivind Kejriwal for the February 8 elections.