DMDK continues suspense, Premalatha slammed for ill-treating journos

On the sidelines of ‘International Women’s Day’ at the DMDK headquarters, party treasurer Premalatha took on the DMK leadership as well as the media, accusing both of them of improper conduct.

In the process, she courted high-voltage controversy and ended up as the central figure in most of the Tamil TV channels debating on whether her fury was justified and if the ‘abusive’ language she used was pardonable.

In the process, the wife of Captain courted high-voltage controversy and ended up as the central figure in most of the Tamil TV channels debating on whether her fury was justified and if the ‘abusive’ language she used was pardonable.

Following this, media organisations and political leaders condemned her. CPI(M) State general secretary K Balakrishnan said, “Talking to the media and referring to them in the singular and insulting them like the way she did, is not political decency.”

She said, “Our delegation led by former MLA D Murugesan was only a courtesy meet and not anything for politics. But Durai Murugan created a controversy on account of vested interests against the DMDK as the DMK wants to eradicate the DMDK from the political landscape of Tamil Nadu.”

Speaking on dragging the alliance talks, she said, “There is no dragging as the seat-share talks comprised various issues and we will disclose the details in a couple of days.”

When actor Vijayakanth launched the DMDK in 2005, he was holding out a promise of being the right kind of alternative. Perhaps tired of the DMK-AIADMK binary in which Tamil politics has been operating, Tamil society thought Vijayakanth would be a breath of fresh air – the much-needed change.