EPS lashes out at Stalin, says DMK prez is not qualified

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK joint coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami has said DMK president M K Stalin was not qualified to speak on the Cauvery issue since the party had failed to notify the final award of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal in the gazette. Palaniswami said that Stalin was aspiring to become the chief minister and his only qualification was that “he is the son of DMK leader Karunanidhi. But I became CM due to my hard work.”

Speaking at election campaign, "Both Stalin and I had been members of the assembly. I was a farmer and rose to my present position through my hard work. However, DMK president Stalin is dreaming to achieve the post with the only qualification that he is late DMK leader Karunanidhi’s son.” "In AIADMK, the cadre and the people were the leaders and the party worked only for the welfare of the people. But DMK only focusses on preventing welfare schemes from reaching people," the CM added.

He added that the combined vote share of AIADMK alliance will be decisive and hence, the coalition will emerge victorious in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.