TN govt afraid of facing polls: Stalin

DMK president and Leader of Opposition M K Stalin on Saturday took exception to the State’s government stand in the Supreme Court that it could not conduct local body elections because of the delay in obtaining electoral rolls. He went on to allege that Municipal Administration Minister S P Velumani was delaying the elections so that he could directly control the local bodies. Exuding confidence that the DMK would form the government in Tamil Nadu after the poll results are out, Stalin Sunday said the first thing the government would do was order an inquiry into the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

Seeking votes for party candidate Pongalur N Palanisamy in Sulur constituency, Stalin said many women belonging to the AIADMK have been requesting him to order the inquiry and punish the guilty.