“If a doctorate has to be conferred for uttering lies,” it has to be bestowed on Stalin, he said to loud cheers at a function to commemorate the centenary of late Chief Minister MG Ramachandran in Nagercoil.
“Whenever Stalin gets mike, he’s lying about the AIADMK baselessly and it seems to be his hobby. Whatever he says is wrong,” the Chief Minister said amidst a huge gathering.
State government was in forefront in all departments since the inception of the AIADMK and the Ministers had been working towards making the state stay numero uno in the country, he said.
“It was the AIADMK government led by former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, who waged a legal battle and retrieved the Cauvery water rights for the welfare of Tamil Nadu people,” he said. With the cooperation from Central government, the state government is taking steps to provide flight services in small towns. Further, various benefits were extended to benefit farmers through subsidy schemes, the Chief Minister added.
Mocking Stalin for vowing to dislodge the AIADMK regime, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said it will not happen.
Recalling the DMK chief’s efforts to capture power in 2016 by embarking on a reach out drive when he interacted with a cross-section of people, the deputy Chief Minister said despite all such “gimmicks,” the people gave the AIADMK a resounding victory, something not seen in 32 years in Tamil Nadu’s electoral history. He said Stalin had forgotten that DMK had lost even its deposit in the RK Nagar by-poll in December 2017.
Taking on Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader TTV Dhinakaran, Palaniswami claimed true AIADMK cadres were behind him.
“If you have guts come to Tiruparankundram and Tiruvarar,” he said referring to the bypolls expected in these two constituencies, without explicitly naming Dhinakaran.