The opposition AIADMK on Thursday charged its rival, the ruling DMK with indulging in ‘corruption, collection and vendetta’ and accused it of trying to cover-up its alleged non-performance in covid management by targeting its leaders.
An AIADMK delegation led by its top leaders O Panneerselvam, the Coordinator and joint coordinator K Palaniswami met Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit and presented a memorandum against the government.
A party release said the memorandum detailed the ruling DMK’s ‘misuse of government machinery’ and its ”corruption, collection and vendetta.” Later, speaking to reporters here, Palaniswami alleged that the DMK government did not handle the pandemic situation properly and to ‘hide this’ it was resorting to various acts including targeting his party leaders with ‘false cases.’
‘The DMK government has lost in all departments and the ruling party members are involved in scams. The government is unable to contain the pandemic and to hide that, false cases are being foisted against AIADMK leaders, former ministers and functionaries. Their intention is to do corruption, collection and vendetta. That is is what they are doing,’ Palaniswami alleged.
The DMK’s 100-day achievement is ‘collection,’ the former Chief Minister charged.
In its over 100-days in the ruling saddle, people have been facing challenges and anguish and that was its achievement during this period, he added. After trouncing the AIADMK in the 6 April elections, MK Stalin-led DMK assumed office on 7 May this year and completed 100 days on 14 August.
He said that about 13 then ministers of the DMK cabinet of 2006-11 were facing cases and the present dispensation was keen in completing them quickly and ‘hide this’ they had targeted former AIADMK ministers MR Vijayabaskar and SP Velumani, against whom Vigilance searches were held recently.
‘False cases against party functionaries, including those from the IT wing, are being foisted,’ he said.
On the 2017 Kodanadu murder and heist, in which he has already accused the ruling DMK of trying to frame him, Palaniswami said the case was in its final stages in court but that the government wanted to probe it again, even as over 300 witnesses have been enquired.