Chennai: DMK working president M.K. Stalin accused the BJP-led Government at the Centre on Sunday of allowing the Edappadi K Palaniswami administration to continue in Tamil Nadu despite its minority status since it knew that his party was sure to come to power if elections were held and the DMK cannot be shaken for 25 years.
Speaking at the wedding of a party functionary here on Sunday morning, the opposition leader exuded confidence that the days were numbered for the AIADMK government and asserted that the DMK will never make an attempt to come to power through the backdoor.
His comments came a day after he declared at a public meeting in Thanjavur that the AIADMK Government had lost majority since 21 MLAs of the ruling party have sided with rebel leader TTV Dhinakaran. He has been demanding that the Governor order a floor test to determine whether government enjoys majority.
“The Governor very well knows the numbers in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, but is maintaining silence due to pressure from the Union Government,” Stalin said, addressing the gathering at a wedding hall in Teynampet.
At the Thanjavur meeting, Stalin warned of a people’s struggle to unseat the AIADMK government, if no action was taken by the Governor. “This is not for grabbing power, but to safeguard the self-respect of the people of Tamil Nadu,” he said.