DMK President M Karunanidhi on Monday said his party would not be unnerved by the ruling AIADMK or the police and would continue to “grow”.
He said this while addressing a public meeting in Chennai to protest against the suspension of 79 DMK MLAs for a week by Tamil Nadu Assembly speaker last week.
“DMK has not feared any challenge, (especially) that of the ruling party or the police. It has grown despite all these (factors) and will continue to grow,” he said.
In his address, Stalin recalled that when the DMK patriarch was CM and Jayalalithaa was the opposition leader, he allowed her to talk in the Assembly.
He pointed out that Karunanidhi permitted her to speak. Everything she said “is in assembly records even today” and was not expunged, he said. He also wondered if the CM would return the courtesy and tell the speaker to give the rightful opportunity to DMK legislators to address the House.
He said that the DMK has got an “unprecedented” 89 MLAs’ strength in the opposition. Recalling his statement after the poll results that DMK will work as an opposition party and not as an enemy party, he pointed to his party’s support to the government on issues like fully backing a resolution to rename the Madras High Court as Tamil Nadu High Court instead of Chennai High Court as proposed by the Centre.