MADURAI: Senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday slammed the DMK-Congress alliance in Tamil Nadu and said that it was not a progressive alliance, but a 'corrupt' and 'unholy' combine.
While addressing a public meeting in Tamil Nadu's Madurai Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said:
"Congress' alliance with DMK is not really United Progressive Alliance (UPA) but an unholy preposterous alliance. I am amazed why DMK allied with a Congress. That is a sinking ship and is becoming leaderless. It will prove to be a disaster".
“In the Congress-DMK alliance, many people are on bail or in jail. It was not a progressive alliance but a corrupt alliance", he added.
Pointing to the dismissal of DMK governments by the Congress in the past, Singh said:
"Their alliance is not only opportunistic but unholy."
"I still remember the words of Dr M Karunanidhi. He had said, ‘unholy alliances will always end in disaster’. The DMK-Congress alliance will also end in disaster", he added.
“However, the AIADMK-BJP alliance was well received by Tamil Nadu people”, he stated.
Requesting votes for Perambalur Lok Sabha constituency candidate Sivapathy of AIADMK, he highlighted the economic growth of the country and said:
International Monetary Fund (IMF) has accepted that India is the world’s fastest growing economy”.
“In 2014 India was on the 9th place I economic ranking. Today India has emerged on the 6th place due to the effort of Modi led government”, he added.
DMK is leading the Secular Progressive Alliance in the state which also comprises the Congress and the Left parties among others.
While, the BJP is in alliance with the AIADMK, the DMDK and the PMK to contest all 39 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
Voting in Tamil Nadu will be held on April 18 and the counting of votes will be held on May 23.