Chennai: The BJP's Tamil Nadu unit on Monday said the ruling AIADMK (Amma) has apprehensions over its survival in the state, given the split in the party and various crisis faced by the government.
"They are unnecessarily targeting the BJP and me," BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan said reacting to the AIADMK (Amma) faction's chief TTV Dinakaran's remark blaming her party BJP, the DMK, the IT Department and the Election Commission and former TN CM O Panneerselvam for working as a "coalition" against his party.
The reason for it, she said, was the ruling party's fears over the survival of the government and the party in Tamil Nadu.
In case of any eventuality "they are seeing if they can blame our party or the Centre," she told PTI. "The blame is on them. To hide it, they are accusing our party and the poll panel EC," she said.
Stating that the ruling party in Tamil Nadu was facing several crisis like those of split in the party and freezing of its poll symbol by the EC, she said the AIADMK-Amma regime was confronted with issues of alleged corruption as well.
She asserted that neither her party nor the Centre has anything to do with the Election Commission's decision to cancel the RK Nagar Assembly bypoll.
Rubbishing Dinakaran's claims, she said the Income Tax raids were purely a legal action based on the inputs they had got and the EC's decision to cancel the bypoll was its considered view given the prevailing vitiated atmosphere.
"I welcome the EC decision. I have already said that the EC should consider it if a free and fair poll could not be guaranteed," she told PTI adding distributing money to voters eroded the level playing field among parties.
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Updated Date: Apr 10, 2017 22:23:47 IST