Kan­i­mozhi is DMK’s An­swer to Jay­alalithaa

Call­ing AIADMK chief a pharaoh, DMK MP says the chief min­is­ter is in­ac­ces­si­ble and her govern­ment has been in sleep mode for last five years

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

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She al­leges the state has been in “sleep mode for five years.” She has a cam­paign style very dif­fer­ent to Jay­alalithaa’s. Cam­paign­ing in the evening,Kan­i­mozhiar­riveson­time, gladly ac­cepts greet­ings from peo­ple and speaks for less than 20 min­utes, re­mind­ing peo­ple of the “ap­a­thy of the govern­ment dur­ing floods” and onis­sues­re­lat­ed­totheir­wel­fare.She goes from house to house in vil­lages, mak­ing it a point to have meals with the party’s lo­cal func­tionar­ies.

She is armed with statis­tics that chal­lenge the govern­ment’s claims of progress, in­clud­ing TN be­ing a sur­plus power state. “In the en­tire western belt there are sev­eral power cut­sand­pow­eris­be­ing­bought­now.”

All didn’t look well in the DMK pa­tri­arch’s fam­ily till a year ago. How­ever now, Kan­i­mozhi is seen to be a sup­porter of her half-brother Stalin. But she makes it clear, “Karunanidhi will be the CM this time too.” De­fend­ing al­le­ga­tions that her­fam­i­lypro­motes­dy­nasty­pol­i­tics she said, “it is about how in many po­lit­i­cal fam­i­lies take to party pol­i­tics...there are many who work for years to strengthen the party. Stalin, for in­stance, has worked for 45 years to build the party’s youth wing. How can one dis­re­gard that?”

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