Son Rise In DMK Turns Sun­set for BJP

The Day After - - STATES DIARY -

Within min­utes of his un­op­posed elec­tion as Pres­i­dent of the DMK — post his late fa­ther M Karunanidhi held for al­most five decades — MK Stalin sounded the anti-BJP bu­gle. By do­ing so, he has set in mo­tion the for­ma­tion of an anti-BJP al­liance in the State for the 2019 Lok Sabha elec­tions. The Congress and other par­ties who are op­posed to BJP are ex­pected to align with the DMK. BJP, which has a marginal pres­ence in the State, needs sig­nif­i­cant sup­port (in terms of seats from its al­lies) to re­turn to power at the Cen­tre.

“The Naren­dra Modi Gov­ern­ment is try­ing to paint the na­tion in the colour saf­fron. Let’s teach it a les­son,” he said, ac­cus­ing the BJP of po­lar­iz­ing the coun­try. Stalin did not spare his party’s arch ri­val in Tamil Nadu, de­scrib­ing the AIADMK gov­ern­ment as a ‘spine­less’ dis­pen­sa­tion that de­served to be thrown out.

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