None can shake the govt., party: Edap­padi

Asks peo­ple to shun ‘di­vi­sive’ forces

The Hindu - - TAMIL NADU - Staff Re­porter

Chief Min­is­ter Edap­padi K. Palaniswami on Wed­nes­day in­sisted that his gov­ern­ment could not be cowed down by the “selfish forces” dream­ing to cap­ture power through back door tac­tics. Nei­ther can the party be shaken, he added.

Ad­dress­ing a meet­ing or­gan­ised at Kil­am­bakkam to cel­e­brate the birth cen­te­nary of AIADMK founder MGR, he called upon the cadre and the pub­lic sup­port­ing the “Amma gov­ern­ment” to take a vow on the oc­ca­sion to shun those forces dream­ing to dis­in­te­grate the party built by MGR and Jay­alalithaa.

Deputy Chief Min­is­ter O. Pan­neer­sel­vam claimed that there was no scope for “fam­ily rule” in the party that was founded by MGR with an ob­jec­tive to dec­i­mate “evil and dic­ta­to­rial forces” in politics.

As­sem­bly Speaker P. Dhana­pal, whose name has been mooted by jailed party leader V.K. Sasikala’s brother Di­vakaran as a re­place­ment for the Chief Min­is­ter, used the oc­ca­sion to con­vey that his growth in the party has been in­de­pen­dent.

Stat­ing that Jay­alalithaa had cho­sen him for the post of Speaker, he as­serted that the gov­ern­ment “formed by

Amma” would re­main in power for the full term and serve the peo­ple.

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