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Ashamed of tie-up with DMDK: Jaya

The sour relations between one-time allies AIADMK and DMDK crossed the point of no return after Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said she was “sad” and “ashamed”

Written by Gopu Mohan | Chennai | Published: February 2, 2012 3:41:33 am

The sour relations between one-time allies AIADMK and DMDK crossed the point of no return after Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said she was “sad” and “ashamed” for having entered into an alliance with the latter ahead of the 2011 Assembly election,following an acrimonious House session on Wednesday.

Jayalalithaa also made a personal attack on DMDK chief Vijayakant terming him as undeserving to occupy the prestigious post of the Leader of Opposition.

“I was least interested in this alliance. I went against the personal dislike to satisfy my party cadre… I am sad and ashamed for that after seeing how an undeserving person,not knowing how to conduct himself after gaining a respectable post,behaved in this offensive manner,” Jayalalithaa said.

The fracas began when DMDK’s V C Chandhirakumar raised questions about the AIADMK government’s decision to increase milk price and bus fare. He said the government should have done that before the recent local body polls,implying that the ruling party would not have won in that case.

Jayalalithaa retorted that the Sankarankoil bypoll would be held after the hike,adding that the AIADMK would secure a stupendous victory. She dared DMDK to contest on its own.

Vijayakant stood up and reminded the AIADMK of its own charges that the former rulers,DMK,had engineered bypoll victories and dared it to contest the bypoll under Governor’s rule.

As the argument heated up and both sides started shouting,pointing fingers at each other,the Speaker evicted all DMDK members for “bringing disrepute” to the House.

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