Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today launched a blistering attack on former Union minister P Chidambaram, saying the veteran Congress leader was “only a burden” to the earth.
Palaniswami was responding to criticism of his party by Chidambaram who had reportedly said if the Centre decided to make Tamilnadu a Union Territory, like it has done in Jammu and Kashmir, the ruling AIADMK would not resist it.
Palaniswami said despite being a Central minister for long, Chidambaram had not addressed issues concerning the State including the Cauvery river water dispute. “What schemes did he bring? How long was he the Union minister? (but) what is the use to the country? (Chidambaram) is only a burden to the earth (bhoomikku baaram),” Palaniswami said.