Tamil Nadu Decides
Chennai: DMKleaderKanimozhiis knownforhermildmannerismsbut not when it comes to Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa: “She behaves like a pharaoh,” the 46 year old daughter of party patriarch Karunanidhi told ET.
“The CM’s stage in her rallies has three decks. The top-most is air conditioned, where she sits, there is a second one for her candidates and a third for the people who have to suffer the soaring heat...that’s her idea of reaching out to people,” she explains her analogy.
Attacking her party’s main rival, Kanimozhisaid,“shehasneverbeen a normal CM who works from the secretariat and meets people. She thinks she is above all that. On the contrary,whenKalaignarreadabout a protest by the differently-abled, he rushed to meet them.”
Besides attacking Jayalalithaa, Kanimozhi is playing a much more active role in the assembly polls this time. As the national points-person of the party, she was instrumental in Stalin has worked for 45 years to build DMK’s youth wing. How can one disregard that? ensuring DMK’s alliance with the Congress. Insiders said the final deal between the parties was struck only after she met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi a week before the talks ended. As part of the party’s manifesto steering committee and star campaigner, Kanimozhi is trying her best to win the confidence of voters, appealing largely to women, often seen as the