All efforts would be taken to strengthen Congress in Tamilnadu, said the newly-appointed TNCC president K S Alagiri. Addressing media perons here, Alagiri, who replaced S Thirunavukarasar as party chief, said, 'DMK chief M K Stalin shares an excellent rapport with our president Rahul Gandhi. He was the first to propose Rahul Gandhi as the Prime MInisterial candidate. We are indebted to him, added Alagiri.
Asked why Thirunavukarasar was removed from the post of TNCC president, Alagiri, said, 'He did an excellent job for two years. Toured the State extensively and strnegthened the party. He will be given due respect in the Congress'. We believe in collective leadership and hence working presidents are appointed. There is no place for group clash within the party, he said. Earlier he drove to the residence of former Union Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram's house and sought his blessings.