With a decade long wait in the Opposition seems like Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) this time wants to make sure that no stone is unturned to fly the victory flag in Tamil Nadu in the upcoming 2021 elections. As one of the crucial steps, the DMK unit has signed up political strategist Prashant Kishor”s Indian Political Action Committee to help shape its campaign for the assembly elections next year. Dropping the news, DMK president MK Stalin on Sunday took to his official social media pages welcomed the team to work together to wrest power from the ruling AIADMK.
Happy to share that many bright & like-minded young professionals of Tamil Nadu are joining us under the banner of @IndianPAC to work with us on our 2021 election and help shape our plans to restore TN to its former glory!
— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) February 2, 2020
Though there was news that I-PAC would soon join hands with actor-politician Kamal Haasan’s party Makkal Needhi Maiam, the biggest cross-party political advocacy group extending its support to DMK which came to a boost of morale in the party cadre. Prashant Kishor and his team who are all busy in managing the campaign for Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party had earlier successfully managed the election campaigns of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in 2017 and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan in 2019.
I-PAC was also roped in by Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) in 2015 after which, the party offered him a key role of national party president. However, Nitish and Kishor had a fallout over JD(U)’s support to the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act which was introduced by the BJP-led Union government.