Chennai: The BJP has dared DMK working president M. K. Stalin to move the trust vote against the Palaniswami government in the Assembly rather than pressurising the Governor. The saffron party even attempted to taunt the DMK leader asking him why he is afraid of bringing the no confidence motion.
Since the DMK led the anti-Neet protests and had even vowed to bring down the BJP government at the Centre and the state government as well, the saffron party and the DMK were involved in a war of words. On Monday BJP national secretary H. Raja launched a tirade against Mr. Stalin over the latter’s ultimatum to the Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao to direct the State to prove its majority in the Assembly.
“Instead of pressurising the Governor or issuing empty threats, Stalin can bring no-confidence motion. Why he is afraid of it?,” Mr. Raja tweeted.
Meanwhile, BJP state president Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan who hit out at the DMK working president on Neet, asked why his party, which was part of the UPA government in the Centre, did not oppose when NEET draft bill was tabled in Parliament in 2010. “In 2016, the Centre announced that exemption from Neet would be granted for one year only. This means NEET would come from the next year. Why was the DMK silent then?” she asked.