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Updated: April 26, 2012 17:47 IST

Early elections in Tamil Nadu likely, says Stalin

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Mr.Stalin, who is on a four day visit to the hill station, observed that the direction in which the Jayalalithaa government is now heading indicates that it will not last the full term. Photo: K.V.Srinivasan
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Mr.Stalin, who is on a four day visit to the hill station, observed that the direction in which the Jayalalithaa government is now heading indicates that it will not last the full term. Photo: K.V.Srinivasan

An election to the Tamil Nadu assembly before the end of the current term is likely,said the DMK Treasurer, M.K.Stalin here on Thursday.

Speaking to press persons,Mr.Stalin who is on a four day visit to the hill station observed that the direction in which the Jayalalithaa government is now heading indicates that it will not last the full term. The people will start revolting. “It could come after a couple of years, a year or much sooner than that” he said and alleged that corruption was rampant. “Even in the local bodies nothing works without parting with a commission of 15 or 20 percent.”

Lamenting that opposition parties are unable to have their say in the Assembly in any form, he contended that his family including his father were being unnecessarily targeted. “There is neither law nor order in the state”, he opined. Hence the party had decided to take up its plight with the people.

To a query, he claimed that the reported power struggle within the DMK was a creation of the media and regretted that media houses were toeing the line of the ruling party.

When asked whether the DMK was open to allying with parties which had come out of the AIADMK alliance, he said that only the leader of the party can take a decision on that.

Stating that his party will contest the Pudukottai by-election,he said that such elections are not being conducted in a free and fair manner. Since a blind eye is turned by the election authorities to the activities of the ruling party, it gets an undue advantage.

The DMK is for the formation of the separate Eelam in Sri Lanka, he averred and pointed out that party leader M.Karunanidhi has announced that the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) would be revived. He expressed the confidence that the demand will get global support.

Earlier speaking at receptions accorded to him at Coonoor and here, Mr. Stalin said that the people are dejected that the expectations with which they had voted for the AIADMK had been shattered. A sense of having been let down is all pervasive.

The schemes being implemented by the AIADMK government are not new. They are only different versions of the schemes evolved by the DMK government. A full stop should be put to the misrule of Ms.Jayalalithaa. In or out of power, the DMK will always be pro-people.

He said that he was gratified that the Nilgiris continues to be a fort of the DMK. In the last elections it emerged victorious in two (Coonoor and Gudalur) of the three constituencies in the Nilgiris. Even in the Ooty constituency, if the DMK had contested it would have won.

In West Bengal, they say that government staff receive their salary to go to office and expect bribes to do any work there. That is unfortunately is the sorry state of affair throughout India. Tamil Nadu is not an exception to it. The current government is strong. If Amma's relationship with 'thangai' (Sasikala) does not derail the party and the government's development plans for the State, DMK will remain in oppositon for a very long time.

from:  sathya
Posted on: Apr 27, 2012 at 13:58 IST

Well said Dr, Sundara Rajan. It seems like the only options people have are either the devil or deep sea. However one can only sincerely hope that the current administration has learnt its own lessons and lessons from the previous administration.

from:  Ranga
Posted on: Apr 26, 2012 at 21:07 IST

Stalin attributing charge of corruption to the ADAMK rule is like the proverbial "kettle calling the pot black". As "cho" wrote long ago in his Thuglak magazine, both the so called Dravidan parties are parts of the same rotting compost. Ever since KaruNa came to power in 1969, Madras government has been the most corrupt state in India, even exceding Bihar of Lalu days. Nothing will change until better common sense prevails in the minds of the Tamil voters and they refuse to give/take bribes. God save Tamil Nadu .

from:  Dr.Sundara Rajan
Posted on: Apr 26, 2012 at 20:08 IST

early elections... words normally used by opposition to just encourage party workers. Party workers of both parties (or any party for that matter) dont have much principles and many are open for any kind of alliance that their leaders decide. Even though ADMK's popularity has been reduced by recent price hikes.. common people still have not forgiven DMK nor ready to vote for it. DMK has its own vote bank ... Mr.Stalin should make sure they dont lose that atleast.

from:  saranyan
Posted on: Apr 26, 2012 at 18:57 IST

DMK speaking about corruption is quite funny. The current government is way ahead of the previous one in Administration. DMK breeds corruption more than what AIADMK does. The head of the party hardly has any control over the entire organisation. They do not have a meaning for the term VISION in their dictionary.

from:  Rajkumar
Posted on: Apr 26, 2012 at 18:02 IST
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