Chennai: With the Congress and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) forming alliance for the upcoming polls in Tamil Nadu, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said ‘two zeroes cannot add up to hero’.
“We have an alliance and we will come with our NDA alliance very soon,” Javadekar said.
“As far as Congress-DMK joining, I can only say that two zeroes don’t add up to hero, and therefore, it will not make an impact. People of Tamil Nadu have been frustrated with the politics they have witnessed over half a century and they want change and fresh start,” he added.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had yesterday formally announced that his party would fight the assembly polls in an alliance with the DMK.
After parting ways before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the two parties announced their coming together.
Unlike in the past, the Congress apparently had no preconditions for joining the alliance this time, especially since the DMK is likely to apportion seats keeping in mind the need to accommodate more parties such as DMDK, IUML and perhaps other smaller outfits.
The Tamil Nadu polls are expected to be a largely three-cornered contest, with the AIADMK and allies and a BJP-led alliance as the other fronts.