Chance for regime change without polls: Dhinakaran

Dissident AIADMK leader T.T.V.Dhinakaran addressing villagers at Kadiramangalam on Tuesday.  

Dissident AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran on Tuesday claimed that there was a strong possibility of a change in government being brought about in Tamil Nadu without the need for conducting a snap Assembly elections.

Interacting with journalists at Kadiramangalam, where villagers had stiffly opposed the ONGC’s oil exploration activities, he claimed, “There is a strong possibility that there could be a regime change without even the Assembly elections in the State.” He was open to rapprochement with the ruling AIADMK functionaries including “six persons” (whom he did not name) if they “repented” for their actions.

Claiming that he did not aspire to become Chief Minister, Mr. Dhinakaran said as and when his faction was in a position to form the government, he may nominate one of the 18 disqualified MLAs for the top post.

He demanded a CBI probe into the corruption in Bharathiar University.

Addressing the villagers as part of his Meet-the-People campaign, Mr. Dhinakaran assured his support to them. “Agriculture must be protected and we would everything to preserve agriculture and declared the entire Cauvery delta a protected agriculture zone where only agri allied activities would be allowed as industries,” Mr. Dhinakaran said.

Anti-Methane Movement coordinator Jayaraman presented Mr. Dhinakaran with some books authored by him on the ONGC activities and the consequent damage to the delta ecology.

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