AIADMK leader M Thambidurai said that the recent CBI raids is because of a ‘joint plan’ of the DMK and the BJP.

DMK and BJP have secret alliance alleges AIADMK leader Thambidurai File image
news Politics Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 15:10

Just days after the Tamil Nadu government slammed a suo motu groundwater analysis conducted by the Centre in Thoothukudi, senior AIADMK leader and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai slammed the BJP and the DMK and alleged that they are in cahoots.

Speaking to mediapersons after a party event in Karur district in Tamil Nadu on Sunday, Thambidurai said that the recent CBI raids on Tamil Nadu Health Minister Vijayabaskar and other senior top police officials is because of the ‘joint plan’ by the BJP-led centre and the DMK.

“The next plan is to contact the central government and bring down our government through their help. They have hatched a plan and are working together. That's the reason for all these raids. DMK and the BJP in Tamil Nadu have a secret alliance,” Thambidurai said.

“The DMK doesn't know what it is doing. They are trying various things to bring down our government for the past one and a half years. But they couldn't do anything.” Referring to DMK chief Stalin, he said, "He tried tearing up his shirt, screaming on the road and breaking the microphones and speakers. They have tried different things. This government continues to function splendidly. People's support also continues.”

The proximity of the BJP and the AIADMK has been speculated in Tamil Nadu. Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam had even earlier said that it was Prime Minister Modi’s personal intervention that made him unite with Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami following the death of former CM Jayalalithaa.

However, all has not been well in recent days. On September 5, the Ministry of Water Resources conducted a groundwater analysis at the now-defunct Sterlite copper smelter in Thoothukudi district. This, despite the fact that the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board had ordered its closure on May 24.

In a strongly-worded letter to the Union Ministry, TN Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan slammed the Centre’s report of the groundwater in Thoothukudi as vague, unscientific and unwarranted.

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