No coalition government in TN: Palaniswami

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has reiterated that there may not be a coalition government in Tamilnadu after the 2021 Assembly polls.

Speaking to reporters in Coimbatore, the Chief Minister said that people of Tamilnadu will not accept a coalition government.

‘That is also the stand of AIADMK,’ he said in response to a query on BJP leaders speaking about sharing power.

The Chief Minister, however, said that the alliance formed for the Parliamentary polls will continue for the Assembly polls too under the leadership of AIADMK.

On DMK leader MK Stalin’s report to the Governor alleging corruption against AIADMK leaders, the Chief Minister said that the DMK has given a false report against the government.

‘The DMK even pointed to corruption in a project that was cancelled in its tender stage itself. After former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s demise, the DMK expected AIADMK to break away, but it didn’t happen. Then, they tried to create confusion among the ruling party MLAs to topple the government. But that too didn’t happen. They have now given a false report out of frustration as their dream failed to fructify,’ he said.

Slamming the DMK as a corporate company as only family members could come to power, the Chief Minister in an attack against DMK leader Duraimurugan, said ‘He doesn’t have the locus-standi to speak about corruption as even the Election Commission has cancelled the Parliamentary polls to Vellore constituency after 11 crores of unaccounted money was seized. People know who is corrupt.’