Stalin launches scathing attack on Oppn parties


Minister and DMK president MK Stalin unleashed a barrage of criticism against opposition parties during a public meeting in Theni, accusing AIADMK general secretary Edappadi Palaniswami of being on a losing streak since the demise of party supremo J Jayalalithaa, while also taking aim at the NDA and its allies as opportunists lacking sympathy for the people.
Addressing the gathering in support of DMK’s Theni candidate Thanga Tamil Selvan and CPM’s Dindigul nominee R Sachidanandam, Stalin seized upon the theme of the DMK slogan ‘vendam Modi’ (say no to Modi), warning of dire consequences if the BJP is allowed to return to power. He cautioned against the erosion of democracy, parliamentary debate, and social justice under a BJP-led government, painting a bleak picture of the nation’s future under their rule.
Refuting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claims regarding the expansion of the Metro rail project in Chennai, Stalin accused the Modi government of stalling the project and emphasized the commitment of the Dravidian Model government to ensuring progress and development in Tamil Nadu. He took a dig at Modi’s integrity, suggesting that the PM lacked moral authority to speak against corruption given his government’s alleged involvement in schemes like electoral bonds and the PM Cares fund.
Stalin dismissed Palaniswami’s aspirations of facing Assembly elections alongside the 2024 Lok Sabha polls with the backing of the BJP, asserting confidence in DMK’s prospects in both State and Lok Sabha elections. He criticized the opportunism of NDA allies, particularly highlighting former AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran’s alliance with the BJP as a self-serving maneuver.
Furthermore, Stalin accused the AIADMK of acting against the interests of farmers by opposing protests against the contentious farm bills, contrasting the DMK’s proactive measures in support of agricultural welfare.