Recently, the ruling AIADMK announced state-wide protests against the main opposition DMK on September 25, holding that party and the Congress, as well, responsible for the genocide in Sri Lanka.
And on Sunday, the DMK announced it would stage state-wide protests against the ruling AIADMK on corruption, in a bid to counter the arch rival’s move against it on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.
The old political issue has been revived by the AIADMK in the backdrop of the recent remarks of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa that the Indian government helped his country during the final war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009.
AIADMK said the meetings would be addressed by Chief Minister K Palaniswami at Salem, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam at Theni and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai at Karur.
Hitting back, DMK alleged the proposed AIADMK protest was a bid to divert attention from the corruption charges it faced.
The DMK asserted that it is engaged in attempts in preparing the people to dislodge the Narendra Modi government at the Centre and said it would dethrone the AIADMK government at “an appropriate time.”
Taking strong exception to BJP State president Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, for her remarks that the DMK could hardly ‘shake’ the BJP government at the Centre when it could do precious little in Tamil Nadu, DMK propaganda secretary and MP Tiruchi Siva said his party had resolved to prevent saffronisation of the country and would achieve it with the support of the people.