The ruling party also slammed Karunanidhi over the 'jallikattu' issue,

Will DMK talk about spreading Tamil pride in Tihar jail Namadhu MGR asks KanimozhiPTI
news TN 2016 Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 18:35

Ruling AIADMK on Thursday took a swipe at DMK Rajya Sabha MP and party chief M Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi, asking what kind of achievements her party would tell people when cadres meet them for the upcoming Assembly polls.

"Is it about the corruption in all spheres? Or is it about propagating till Tihar jail the pride of Dravidian politics? Or is it about the betrayal over river water issues like Cauvery and Mullaiperiyar?" a write-up in AIADMK mouthpiece Dr Namadhu MGR asked.

It was referring to Kanimozhi's appeal that the electorate should be apprised about achievements of the DMK by going from door-to-door and also to Kanimozhi's incarceration in Tihar jail in the 2G spectrum scam case.

Caricaturing DMK chief Karunanidhi, the AIADMK ridiculed him for repeatedly asking other political parties to join his party-led front for the Assembly polls. The cartoon said no party was willing to join the DMK-led front.

On Wednesday, ridiculing DMK chief M Karunanidhi's statement on alliance for coming polls, ruling AIADMK said its archrival has failed to bounce back from repeated electoral defeats since 2011 despite a number of allies, and will face yet another rout in the hustings.

"DMK lost Opposition Party status in 2011 (when AIADMK won), was defeated squarely in the local body polls and drew a blank in all bye-elections and 2014 Lok Sabha polls," Dr Namathu MGR said in a stinging article.

Hitting out at Karunanidhi's recent statement that he will welcome any number of constituents in his party-led alliance in a bid to form a formidable coalition against the AIADMK, it said that people will not vote for it.

Making an apparent reference to Karunanidhi's invitation to Vijayakant-led DMDK, the mouthpiece said that the DMK chief and his allies would be "routed for sure" in the coming polls and that AIADMK will once again wrest control.

Commenting on forming an alliance, Karunanidhi had said, "We will not say no to parties willing to come (into DMK-led) alliance. We will welcome any party which will ensure democracy's victory".

The ruling party also slammed Karunanidhi over the 'jallikattu' issue, saying the bull-taming sport was banned by the UPA government in 2011 when DMK was a key constituent in the coalition, and questioned his criticism of the AIADMK government on the matter.

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