AIADMK fixes strategy to tackle Oppn onslaught, DMK charts list of issues

Ahead of the upcoming assembly session, the ruling AIADMK and DMK on Friday conducted party MLAs meeting. AIADMK leaders OPS and EPS conducted party legislators meeting and discussed issues that will be raked up by the DMK in assembly.
AIADMK fixes strategy to tackle Oppn onslaught, DMK charts list of issues
Chief Minister and deputy convenor of AIADMK Edappadi arriving at the party HQ for the party MLAs meeting


Party convenor O Panneerselvam and deputy convenor Edappadi K Palaniswami urged all the MLAs to attend the session regularly and ensure that the party directions are followed.

The AIADMK leaders had advised the legislators to maintain house order as the DMK will rake up issues related to drinking water and Cauvery, and the state ministers are expected to handle the debates. The MLAs have also been advised to maintain house order and allow the ministers to tackle the subjects raised on the issues.

Interestingly the three MLAs who were issued notices by the speaker P Dhanapal for owing allegiance to the rebel AMMK leader TTV Dhinakaran were not invited for the party MLAs meeting. Law minister C Ve Shanmugham and AIADMK deputy convenors R Vaithilingam and K P Munusamy were among those absent during the meeting.

However, legislators VT Prabu (Kallakurichi), VT Kalaiselvan (Vridachallam) and E Rathinasabapathy (Aranthangi), attended the assembly session at Fort St George.

“The DMK is planning something bigger and hence the U-turn on the no-confidence motion against the speaker. Our party leaders are closely monitoring the development," an AIADMK MLA told DT Next.

Meanwhile, the leader of opposition and DMK president M K Stalin chaired the party MLAs meeting at DMK headquarters - Anna Arivalayam. The meeting discussed about the severe water crisis, centre’s policy on NEET and Hindi imposition. The meeting attended by the DMK leaders resolved to adopt call attention resolution on drinking water crisis and instructed its MLAs to prepare for the debate pertaining to issues like the proposal for uniform ration card, hydrocarbon and the demand to announce Tamil Nadu as a drought-hit state. Senior leader Duraimurugan also advised the newly elected MLAs to speak about the issues that affect the public.

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