DMK treasurer and leader of the opposition M K Stalin on Sunday visited the memorial of Muthuramalinga Thevar at Pasumpon in Ramanathapuram district and paid homage to the late leader on his 109th birth anniversary.
Questioning the BJP’s legitimacy in criticising the DMK stand on the Cauvery water row, Stalin lambasted the BJP government’s double standards.
He said the Centre made a somersault by filing an application in the apex court against the formation of the Cauvery Management Board, while it has not done the same in the jallikattu issue.
He claimed that the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam-led State government has been non-functional ever since it came to power in May this year.
Addressing party cadres during a campaign meeting for the Thiruparankundram by-election here, he claimed that the people of Tamil Nadu had begun to doubt whether the ruling party was the AIADMK or the DMK since the latter was at the forefront in fighting for all important issues.
Stalin said, “At a time when Tamil Nadu is being denied water by neighbouring states, I would like to recall the words of Thevar ayya that farmers are the foundation of India.”