CM, Stalin slam each other at poll campaigning

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has said DMK president M K Stalin was making tall promises ahead of the Assembly byelections as he was fully aware that his party will not be returning to power.

Palaniswami tore into Stalin’s allegations over the party in power denying burial spot for the party’s deceased patriarch M Karunanidhi on the Marina. He said: "When Karunanidhi was the chief minister, he denied spot for Kamaraj’s burial, claiming the latter was only a former chief minister. Going by that logic, how can Stalin demand spot for burial on the Marina when Karunanidhi was only an MLA at the time of his death."
Palaniswami came down heavily on Stalin who reiterated that the ‘countdown’ for the AIADMK government ‘to go’ has begun. Palaniswami said the DMK leader was making tall promises, as he is fully aware that his party will not come to power. Voting the AIADMK would mean voting for more development while a vote for the DMK would only go waste, he reasoned.

For his part, Stalin said, "The government under Edappadi Palaniswami is anti-people. The Chief Minister is not bothered about the people or their welfare. He has to be sent packing home along with the BJP government at the centre. The voters should consider May 19 by-polls as crucial to end the AIADMK regime in the State."