CM takes on Stalin’s challenge, says AIADMK govt can’t be shaken

Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today said the AIADMK government can not be shaken by DMK working president M K Stalin.

He said this in Coimbatore today, in reaction to Stalin’s remarks at the DMK conference in Erode on Sunday that one minute is enough for him to remove the AIADMK government.

“The judicial outcome of the two cases relating to disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs will certainly bring down the Palaniswami government in less than a month and lead to the imposition of President’s rule in Tamil Nadu,” Stalin said.

Speaking at the party’s zonal conference in Erode on Sunday, he said that everywhere he went people were asking why the DMK had not toppled the AIADMK government or saying that had his father M Karunanidhi been active he would have done so by this time.

Stalin said the DMK did not want to capture power through the backdoor. In fact, Karunanidhi, being a democrat, was not in favour of toppling any government. Stalin said if he had wished, the government could have been toppled in a minute.

“There is no vacuum in DMK. A vacuum is filled as it is created,” Stalin said.

“When there were two strong leaders like Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi, there was no vacuum… Tamil Nadu needs a leader and I have come to fill in,” Rajinikanth had said earlier this month.

In December, Rajinikanth had announced he would launch a party and contest all 234 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu in the next assembly elections due in 2021.