Stalin-Dhivakaran meet in Thanjavur

Stalin-Dhivakaran meet in Thanjavur

DMK working president M K Stalin on Monday had a ‘chance meeting’ with V K Dhivakaran, brother of V K Sasikala, the jailed aide of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

The meeting has surprised everyone in the political scenario as the duo has been against each other for all these years.

At the meeting happened on the sidelines of a marriage function here, both exchanged pleasantries and were talking to each other for a few minutes, reports said.

It may be noted that Dhivakaran floated his own party Anna Dravidar Kazhagam. Dhivakaran said that the party was launched to end rumours of his joining the ruling AIADMK.

Stalin on Monday described Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami as a “slave” of the Central Government, while reacting to the latter’s reported taunt that he was an “inactive president” (‘seyalpadatha thalaivar’).

“I will never be a Chief Minister running errands for the Central Government like you,” Stalin retorted, adding: “I have been extolled for my consistent hard work by none other than DMK president Kalaignar Karunanidhi. I don’t look for appreciation elsewhere.”

The leader of opposition wondered whether the Chief Minister had thought over his claim of having quelled 31,000 demonstrations and agitations during his tenure.