None can shake the govt., party: Edappadi
Asks people to shun ‘divisive’ forces
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.