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20 Jan 2018, Edition - 921, Saturday

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Tamilnadu News

AIADMK is like BJP’s branch in Tamil Nadu: Stalin

Covai Post Network

DMK working president MK Stalin have turned the knife further into the body of AIADMK headed by EPS-OPS combine by describing it as a branch office of the BJP.

Now, firmly establishing this impression among the voters of Tamil Nadu seems to be the game plan of the DMK working president, who knows fully well that the people of the state may not be very keen to bring in BJP which the voters perceive to be anti-Tamil Nadu. On a host of issues, the central government cheated the state, whether it was NEET or farmers plight or fisherfolk’s troubles.

Which is why, this anger somewhat reflected in the RK Nagar assembly by election in which BJP secured a little over 1000 votes, roughly half of NOTA, which in itself tells the story of how the two major national parties are mere footnotes in Tamil Nadu’s politics and are at the mercy of the two Dravidian forces.

It is in this context that Stalin’s attempt to discredit the Edapaddi Palaniswami government as a puppet of the BJP in the centre gains importance – to drive home the point as to how it capitulated to the central government at the cost of state’s interests.

In a statement issued here on Saturday, Stalin said the ruling AIADMK was functioning more like the branch of BJP in Tamil Nadu.

Now, after a resounding defeat in RK Nagar bypoll, even ministers in the government had begun criticising the government’s hidden links with the BJP.

Proof of AIADMK government’s alliance with the BJP can be openly seen in the acceptance of governor Banwarilal Purohit’s review meetings at various districts. “The minority government is in existence because of the blessings from BJP in centre and their implicit coalition,” Stalin said.