AIADMK asserted that Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will be their candidate for the top post and that there will be no power-sharing in a veiled reference to its ally the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
‘Whether national or regional parties come in, the government will be headed by the AIADMK,’ said KP Munusamy, AIADMK’s deputy coordinator and MP, at the AIADMK election campaign meeting which was held in Chennai on Sunday.
‘There is no scope for a coalition government and there is no need for it. If any party comes to us with that intention, I urge you to rethink,’ Munusamy said.
Munusamy said that few parties were attempting to discredit the Dravidian rule in Tamilnadu. ‘Since 1967 when C N Annadurai, formed the government, Dravidian rule has ensured that no national party can enter Tamilnadu. Some national parties and opportunists are saying that Dravidian rule spoiled the state,’ he said posing a question on how the AIADMK government could be criticised when it has won awards for its governance from the Centre.
Speaking after Munusamy, Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minsiter O Panneerselvam refrained from the topics of alliance but trained their guns on attacking opposition DMK leader MK Stalin.
Palaniswami reiterated his earlier statements that the DMK practised dynasty politics and that Stalin’s complaints against him and other ministers, that ran for 97-pages, were lies.
‘DMK in the name of fake promises won Lok Sabha elections, but cannot do the same in Assembly polls,’ said the Chief Minister.