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No need to target Modi: AIADMK

File photo shows Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa greeting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at an event in Ahmedabad.  

The ruling AIADMK on Tuesday took the view that there was no need to criticise the BJP or its Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, as it is the Congress-led UPA that has been responsible for the present crisis in the country.

The ruling party’s explanation, published in the AIADMK’s organ, Namadhu MGR, comes as a counter to CPI(M) state secretary G. Ramakrishnan’s poser as to why the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was silent on the BJP and Mr. Modi in her poll campaign.

Asking why the Gujarat Chief Minister should be targeted here, the AIADMK organ said that after all “elections are held for the Lok Sabha. It is the ‘Italian Congress’ that joined hands with the DMK and swindled the nation. What is the need for criticising the BJP and the Modi?”.

The AIADMK’s contention is that while the Congress-led UPA was involved in a series of scandals including the 2G spectrum scam, Adarsh Housing Society scam, the Commonwealth games scam and in purchase of helicopters, “there is no necessity to target the BJP”.

The AIADMK also wanted to know why Mr. Ramakrishan, espousing secularism and harping on DMK leader M. Karunanidhi’s lamentations, had spared the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam leader Vijayakant who had aligned with the BJP.

“That is why we have kept away from both saffron and khadi. The hue and cry of Mr. Ramakrishnan’s cannot divert the efforts of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to form a government that will secure the rights of Tamil Nadu,” the party organ said.

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