The event is meant to mark Karunanidhi’s diamond jubilee of entry into Tamil Nadu Assembly and it will not be a platform for the non-NDA parties to discuss the Presidential polls due in July, DMK Working President M K Stalin said.
The communication from Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Lakhoni to Karunanidhi said telecast/broadcast of all political advertisement in all electronic form should be “stopped 48 hours before the day of close of poll.”
In an interview to PTI, the veteran Dravidian leader said that the parties projecting themselves as alternatives to both DMK and AIADMK will not be able to split anti-incumbency votes and claimed they could affect the ruling party’s prospect.
Alagiri’s disappearance from the poll scene has left many of his supporters in southern Tamil Nadu in a fix.
The issue of Karunanidhi passing the baton to a successor has been a subject of unending debate in DMK.
If V S Achuthanandan is spearheading the CPM comeback campaign in Kerala, M Karunanidhi is doing the same for the DMK in neighbouring Tamil Nadu.
“If farmers have to prosper, DMK has to come to power. If Tamil Nadu should get industries and youths jobs, DMK has to come to power,” Kanimozhi said.
Power Minister Piyush Goyal at a public meeting in Delhi had said he was unable to meet the Chief Minister or the state ministers during the last 22 months of his tenure.
Vaiko alleged that the DMK had offered Rs 500 crore and 80 seats to Vijayakanth to join their alliance.
Karunanidhi alleged that the farmers were facing many difficulties in the AIADMK rule and said the government had not heeded to their demands.
Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad will be in Tamil Nadu on Saturday and, according to sources, is likely to meet DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi.
DMK had parted ways with Congress alliance over the Sri Lanka Tamil issue. Both parties contested alone in the last Lok Sabha polls and Congress nominees lost deposits in almost all seats.
He noted that several authors had returned their awards and poet Satchidanandan had quit his Akademi post alleging that the literary body had failed to stand by writers and uphold freedom of expression.
“With SC having said twice that DMK has the right to participate in this case, I firmly say that the party also will file an appeal in the DA case against Jaya in the SC,” said Karunanidhi.
“What has been pronounced today is not the final verdict,” said DMK President M Karunanidhi on Monday.