DMK govt acting against minorities, slams EPS

In a recent conference held in Coimbatore, AIADMK General Secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) reaffirmed the party’s commitment to being the voice of minorities in Tamil Nadu. Addressing the gathering, Palaniswami criticized the DMK, accusing them of betraying minorities and reneging on promises made during their ascent to power. EPS, while addressing the attendees, asserted, “The DMK, which came to power through backdoors by giving fake promises, has betrayed the minorities. However, we will help in their voice being heard.” The AIADMK leader went on to specifically accuse the DMK of halting financial aid provided to Christians for undertaking a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Highlighting what he referred to as the opportunistic nature of the DMK, Palaniswami questioned the party’s alignment with the BJP, stating, “Terming DMK as an opportunistic party, which enjoyed power in alliance with BJP, Palaniswami asked didn’t the DMK know the principles of BJP, when it was in the alliance.” The AIADMK General Secretary also criticized Chief Minister Stalin’s administration, particularly for invoking the Goondas Act against farmers protesting to protect their farmlands in Seyyur, Tiruvannamalai. Palaniswami did not shy away from addressing economic concerns, attributing them to the DMK’s governance. He remarked, “People are struggling to run daily life as the DMK has failed to control inflation.” The AIADMK leader pointed to a substantial increase in power tariffs under the DMK, adversely affecting industrial production and contributing to the surge in prices of essential commodities. Furthermore, Palaniswami accused the DMK of making false claims about fulfilling their promises made during the assembly polls. He asserted, “The DMK has bee