Says party will fight for the rights of people

Likening the election strategies of the Congress and its erstwhile ally, the DMK, to the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary Jayalalithaa has stated that her party is the ‘main team’ in this upcoming Lok Sabha election.

Referring to the reported remark by Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram that the AIADMK was ‘B team’ to someone in this election, she said her party was not substitute for any team, but a main team, fighting for the rights of the people of the State. “Our team is the main team that entered the fray to fight for the rights of the people, to take the State in the path of development, to give importance to Tamil language, to protect the people of the State, to contain inflation, to bring down the skyrocketing prices and to remove the anti-people government (at the Centre),” she said.

Parlances such as “A team and B team” would only apply to the Congress and its allies, she said, adding people owned IPL teams, and similarly the Congress owned a political game during this election, and the DMK was auctioned by it in the 2009 election.

Stating that the DMK neither had policies nor programmes, Ms.Jayalalithaa said like cricketers were auctioned in the IPL, the DMK would try to play the number game and aim at big posts in bargain.

“But as far as the AIADMK is concerned, we are not bothered about the posts of Prime Minister or Cabinet ministers, but concerned about protecting the interests of the people of Tamil Nadu,” she said.

The people should teach a fitting lesson to Mr.Chidambaram, who failed to serve the people, the “anti-people and corrupt” Congress and the DMK in this election, she said.