AIADMK and its arch rival DMK on Thursday took pot shots at each other

AIADMK DMK mock each other over candidate interviews before TN elections
news TN 2016 Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 17:08

AIADMK and its arch rival DMK on Thursday took pot shots at each other over the recent interviews held by the parties for choosing candidates to contest the May 16 Assembly election.

In its mouthpiece, 'Dr Namadhu MGR,' AIADMK published a recent photo of DMK chief M Karunanidhi interviewing his son and party treasurer M K Stalin for contesting the poll.

A sitting MLA from Kolathur constituency here, Stalin is expected to contest again from the same seat.

AIADMK, without naming DMK, said "only in a party that is being run for a family by the family will such miracles happen." It also alleged that the interview was just an attempt to hoodwink the nation.

"See how democracy is being distressed in the power hungry family," it said. It also published a scanned news report of DMK's announcement in 2008, naming party patriarch Karunanidhi and Stalin for top party's honour - Periyar and Kalaignar Awards.

DMK, in its daily "Murasoli," through a caricature ridiculed the candidates' interview held recently by Jayalalithaa. It asked whether anybody has "seen in person" Jayalalithaa holding interviews.

"Has any media outlet -print or visual- released images or footage after (directly) going for the interview,?" it asked.

It also made a claim vis-a-vis the AIADMK interview and said only interviews held by Karunanidhi could qualify as real interviews.

"Only those held by our chief Kalaignar (Karunanidhi) by inviting each and every aspirant can be interviews," it said.

It ridiculed AIADMK for trying to mimic it by quoting a Tamil proverb.

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