CM avoided Kalpakkam event as plant poses risk to people: RS Bharathi

Chief Minister MK Stalin did not take part in PM Narendra Modi’s event on Monday because the plant poses risk to the people, DMK organising secretary RS Bharathi told reporters on Monday.

Modi makes frequent visits to Tamil Nadu like candidates seeking support before a municipal election, but he fails to address the demands of our people, Bharathi charged.

Talking about the general election and alliance, Bharathi said, “The alliance formed in 2019 will retain its structure and seat-sharing arrangements will be finalised by March 7.”

On AIADMK general secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami’s campaign against drug menace, Bharathi said, “He is unable to withstand political pressure and is trying to deflect his inability in handling alliance issues through such tactics. Both Palaniswami and Modi are unable to accept Tamil Nadu’s development, and therefore keep raising baseless allegations. The largest drug seizure in the country (3,300 kg) was effected at the Adani port in Gujarat on February 28. People associated with the BJP are involved in drug trafficking nationwide, and there is enough evidence for it,” Bharathi claimed.

Talking about the gutka case filed by the CBI against ministers and police officials during Palanisawmi’s tenure as chief minister, Bharathi said, “He might think that people would forget all that, but they will not. Unlike Palaniswami, who did not take action during the Pollachi sexual abuse scandal, the DMK, under Stalin’s leadership, takes action against all wrongdoers. When a case was filed against the Cuddalore MP, he was arrested and is facing charges.”