DMK President M K Stalin on Tuesday dialled his Congress counterpart Rahul Gandhi and asked him not to step down as President of the national party.
In the telephonic conversation, Stalin told Rahul that though he has lost the elections, he has managed to win the hearts of the people.
On Tuesday, Stalin spoke to Rahul Gandhi and asked him to reconsider his decision to quit as Congress President. “You have won the hearts of the people. So, please don’t quit,” Stalin is believed to have told Rahul Gandhi during the conversation.
Rahul Gandhi congratulated Stalin for the stupendous performance of the DMK alliance in Tamil Nadu that won 38 of the 39 seats that went to polls. The DMK President also spoke to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
The development assumes significance since it comes three days after Rahul Gandhi decided to step down as Congress President owning moral responsibility for the defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
It is learnt While Rahul Gandhi is stubborn about his decision, senior leaders are making their last-ditch effort to convince him to take back the resignation.
Stalin is the first UPA ally to have projected Rahul Gandhi as a Prime Ministerial face in December last year. The DMK-Congress alliance in Tamil Nadu had announced Rahul Gandhi as their Prime Ministerial candidate. As Stalin vowed his DMK party and other allied registered 100% won over its seats they contested .
Tamilnadu Former President EVKS Elangovan lost is in Theni , Tamilnadu  to admk Govt Deputy CM O.Paneer Selvam’s son by a slender margin . Prior counting Opposition in Tamilnadu complained about 100 EVMs bought inside Theni and during counting  Elangovan alleged many machines seal found locked .
Elongavan also said he got concrete evidence that EVM machines found comprised in Theni and he will knock the Court door for Justice . It is to be noted TN came in second phase where post polling EVM machines kept in strong room for more than 35 days prior counting