TN CM Palaniswami slams DMK President Stalin for 'negative' campaign


VIRUDHUNAGAR: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and top AIADMK leader K Palaniswami on Friday hit out at DMK President M K Stalin for his negative campaign.

Targeting him and other NDA leaders, CM said: “no welfare activities were taken up by the opposition party while in power”.

Canvassing for the alliance party candidate, DMDK's R Azhagarsamy here, Palaniswami said that Stalin was trying to "break" the AIADMK and "topple" the government.

"Stalin is not seeking votes by speaking about public projects but is only targeting me and leaders of our alliance parties. This is because they did not implement any welfare activities when they were in power," he said.

Sharpening his attack against Stalin, Palaniswami said DMK has not fulfilled any of its poll-time promises and therefore the leader "is seeking votes by criticising us."

Palaniswami alleged Stalin was trying to win over the voters by bribing them, but said it will not happen.

"He is repeatedly trying to break the AIADMK and topple the government. This party is a massive cadre-based one. None can harm it," he said.

AIADMK is leading the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the state with its other constituents being BJP, DMDK and PMK among others.

Meanwhile, DMK is heading the Secular Progressive Alliance (SPA) whose constituents include Congress and the Left parties.

DMK last ruled the state between 2006 and 2011. It was also a key partner in the UPA I and II that governed the country from 2004 till 2014.

Late DMK chief M Karunanidhi led the party out of the Congress-led alliance in 2013 over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

Election to 39 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu is scheduled on April 18.


With inputs from PTI

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