LOK SABHA ELECTIONS 2019: INDIA DECIDES

DMK Chief slams AIADMK-PMK pact, says alliance for monetary gain

PTI
Published Feb 19, 2019, 6:38 pm IST
Updated Feb 19, 2019, 6:42 pm IST
Stalin pointed out that the AIADMK-PMK alliance had contested seven seats in the 2009 assembly elections and two in the Lok Sabha polls.
DMK Chief M K Stalin accuses AIADMK-PMK allaince was formed not for the benefit of the country, but for monetary gain. (Photo: File)
 DMK Chief M K Stalin accuses AIADMK-PMK allaince was formed not for the benefit of the country, but for monetary gain. (Photo: File)

Chennai: Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, AIADMK-BJP joined hands. However, before announcing the alliance with BJP, the AIADMK announced its tie-up with PMK and its seat sharing. In retaliation, the DMK Chief M K Stalin on Tuesday flayed the AIADMK-PMK alliance, saying it was formed not for the benefit of the country, but for monetary gain.

"The AIADMK-PMK alliance has been formed without a thought for the country or the people...They have forged an alliance only for money", he alleged.

 

Recalling that PMK founder S Ramadoss had slammed AIADMK leaders in public and through statements, he told reporters here that Ramadoss had even penned a book on alleged irregularities of (Chief Minister) K Palaniswami and late AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa.

"Today he is sharing the dais with such people (Palaniswami). Don't you have any shame?" he asked.

Stalin pointed out that the AIADMK-PMK alliance had contested seven seats in the 2009 assembly elections and two in the Lok Sabha polls.

The PMK had lost in all the seats they contested.

"I had stated at that time that the PMK would lose all seven seats and the results proved it," he said.

"Now they have been alloted one Rajya Sabha seat. Let’s wait and see what is going to happen", he said.

The state Congress also slammed the alliance, with TNCC President K S Alagiri saying he did not expect the PMK, which has always prided itself in fighting for the rights of the Most Backward Classes, to forge an alliance with BJP, "a party working for the forward communities."

"It is unfortunate that PMK has formed an alliance with AIADMK. It is not acceptable. PMK has committed a historic blunder", he told reporters.

Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol Thirumavalavan termed the AIADMK-PMK alliance as an "illusion".

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