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Ramadoss has no concern for TN people: MK Stalin slams PMK’s alliance with AIADMK

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Published Feb 20, 2019, 2:15 am IST
Updated Feb 20, 2019, 2:35 am IST
MK. Stalin wondered how PMK chief Dr. S. Ramadoss who criticisd the AIADMK, now joined hands with it.
DMK president M. K. Stalin addresses his party’s gram sabha meeting at Agaramserry, Ambur in Vellore district, on Tuesday. (Image DC)
 DMK president M. K. Stalin addresses his party’s gram sabha meeting at Agaramserry, Ambur in Vellore district, on Tuesday. (Image DC)

Chennai: The ruling AIADMK which took the lead in firming up it’s alliance for the ensuing Lok Sabha election, has left the opposition parties fuming. While DMK president M. K.  Stalin wondered how PMK chief Dr. S. Ramadoss who criticisd the AIADMK, now joined hands with it, TNCC president K. S. Alagiri said AIADMK-PMK alliance is “weak, opportunistic and not based on principles.”

Lashing out at PMK leader Dr. S. Ramadoss for inking the electoral pact with AIADMK, Mr. Stalin said, “AIADMK and PMK formed an alliance and agreed for seven seats of Lok Sabha. PMK chief Ramadoss had criticised them for corruption and even brought out a book on the corrupt practices of Jayalalithaa (late CM), Edappadi (Chief Minister) and Panneerselvam (Deputy CM). Is he not ashamed of this?”

 

Addressing a gram sabha meeting at Agaramserry, Ambur in Vellore district, near here on Tuesday, Mr. Stalin reacting to the firming up of alliance between AIADMK and PMK, said, “the deal is not about seven (Lok Sabha) seats and one Rajya Sabha seat but beyond that, everything will come out soon… the AIADMK-PMK alliance has been formed without a thought for the country or the people...They have forged an alliance only for money.”

Mr. Stalin, who is also the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, recalled that PMK had suffered a total rout in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls when it contested onboard the AIADMK alliance. “You can see what is going to happen after the polls get over,” the DMK chief added.

 

He demanded Ramadoss to explain the rationale behind the decision to enter into electoral truck with AIADMK, and claimed that he had made a small compromise, in his stated position of not forging alliance with either of the Dravidian majors, only to further the interest of the State and resolve the issues of the people. Unlike the AIADMK-BJP-PMK alliance, the DMK-led combine is not forged for the time being, but to resolve the issues afflicting the people of the country, he said.

TNCC chief K. S. Alagiri said the PMK buried its principle of social justice, on which that party was founded, by aligning with the AIADMK.

 

VCK chief Thol Thirumavalavan said that the alliance was no surprise to him.”I had already said the PMK would join the AIADMK camp. This is not a surprise to me. PMK’s entry will only weaken the AIADMK combine,” he said.

“BJP-AIADMK alliance is a sinking ship. It doesn’t make any difference if someone goes on board because whoever joins it, they will also only sink,” says Su Thirunavukkarasar, former TNCC president. There is no chance for this combine to win because following Jayalalithaa’s demise, her party became weak and the BJP has no firm ground in Tamil Nadu. Hence, PMK’s entry will not alter its poll prospects, he added.

 

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