Palaniswami hits out at Stalin over “Vel” row

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami attacked DMK president M K Stalin referring to his posing with a “Vel”  in hand as an act of deceit with political motivations.

“All those who denigrated the God were now enacting a drama by holding the “Vel” for the Assembly polls. They think of God only during the polls. If only Stalin seeks votes by speaking truth, the people may give the status of opposition party to DMK. “Vel” gets visible to Stalin only when polls are round the corner. The God will give you (DMK) appropriate punishment through elections,” he said.

He also said that unlike DMK, the AIADMK sees all religions as equal. The AIADMK declared a public holiday for Thai poosam festival, he added.

The DMK chief was given a “Vel” at a party function in Tiruvalluvar on Saturday.

Terming the “grama sabha” meetings organised by the DMK as eyewash, the Chief Minister questioned the outcome of similar meetings organised during the last Lok Sabha polls.

“The DMK confused people by holding similar meetings and won the parliamentary polls. It has planned to create similar confusion among people and win this poll too. But people should think whether the DMK fulfilled any of the promises given by it. Stalin tries to gain political mileage by delivering false promises,” he said.

Hitting out at the DMK over dynasty politics, the Chief Minister said that DMK is a corporate firm with Stalin as its chairman and his son Udhayanidhi Stalin, MP Kanimozhi and former MP Dayanithi Maran as directors.