Son Rise In DMK Turns Sunset for BJP
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.