DMK President and the leader of opposition in Tamil Nadu assembly MK Stalin said on Thursday that it was time to unseat the Narendra Modi government and the AIADMK government in the state.
He was speaking at a public meeting in Karur, organised by the DMK district unit on Thursday, which was a show of strength for the former state transport minister and AMMK leader Senthil Balaji, who recently joined DMK. Stalin said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had failed to deliver as the Prime Minister and that the people are fed up of the misrule of the BJP-led central government. Referring to the victory of Congress in the recent state assembly polls in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh, Stalin said that it was testimony to the fact that people are ready to strip BJP from power.
Adding that Narendra Modi is afraid of the DMK-Congress combine for the upcoming polls, he said, “He (Modi) did not expect the reverses (of fortune in the recent elections in three states) and hence has started criticizing this alliance and raising questions of ideologies and principles.”
The DMK President also accused the AIADMK government of clinging to power with the help of the central government since Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and several other ministers in the state are facing corruption charges against them.
DMK later tweeted that thousands had joined DMK during the public meeting in Karur in the presence of MK Stalin.
He had met the farmers who were protesting in Erode against the setting up of High Tension electrical transmission towers of their lands by Power Grid Corporation of India. During the meeting, he expressed his solidarity with their cause and assured them that the DMK will raise this issue in the upcoming assembly session.