Edap­padi govt. failed to stop neu­trino project: TTV

Claims peo­ple are frus­trated with the cur­rent state of af­fairs, and will soon show his regime the door

The Hindu - - TAMIL NADU - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

Ac­cus­ing the Edap­padi K. Palaniswami-led govern­ment of hav­ing failed to stop the pro­posed In­dia-based Neu­trino Observatory (INO) project in Theni, AMMK founder T.T.V. Dhi­nakaran on Satur­day said that the peo­ple of Tamil Nadu would soon show his regime the door.

“At a time when eco-con­scious groups like Poovu­la­gin Nan­bar­gal are fight­ing tooth-and-nail against the project, the State govern­ment should have raised its own ob­jec­tions strongly. In­stead, it chose to re­main silent,” Mr. Dhi­nakaran said. “The peo­ple are frus­trated. All the self-ap­pointed VVIPs of the AIADMK may have their last op­por­tu­nity to face the pub­lic [in the up­com­ing elec­tions] as they will be voted out...” he said.

“This is the be­gin­ning of the end of this mis­man­aged rule,” he said, adding, “The govern­ment has brought the AIADMK’s im­age to a new low. The en­su­ing by­polls would set the tone for a change in gov­er­nance.”

To­ken fast

The AMMK func­tionar­ies, led by the party’s pro­pa­ganda sec­re­tary Thanga Tamil­sel­van, ob­served a to­ken fast, con­demn­ing the State govern­ment for ‘ne­glect­ing’ 18 Assem­bly con­stituen­cies, the MLAs of which had switched loy­al­ties to Mr. Dhi­nakaran.

Mr. Thanga Tamil­sel­van said the tax au­thor­i­ties couldn’t find any in­crim­i­nat­ing ev­i­dence while con­duct­ing searches at premises be­long­ing to Mr. Dhi­nakaran. But this was not the case when the Health Min­is­ter’s prop­er­ties were searched. “I ap­peal to the tax au­thor­i­ties to carry out searches in Theni, Periyaku­lam and other pock­ets, as they could find a huge amount of un­ac­counted cash amassed by th­ese AIADMK VVIPs,” he said.

The AMMK, he said, would face the by­polls in all the 20 va­cant Assem­bly con­stituen­cies when­ever they were held.

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