Are the DMK land grabbing thugs or victims of a vendetta?

DMK leader M K Stalin. PTI

A spate of arrests of DMK members over land grabbing cases, have prompted party members to launch a series of protests over what they are calling the 'tyranny' of Jayalalithaa's ruling AIDMK party. Today DMK leader Stalin defied police orders and led a protest in the city along with around 900 supporters, courting arrest. They insist that they are victims of what they call "vendetta politics" practiced by Jayalalithaa.

To get a better understanding of the situation, Firstpost spoke to IBN Live Chennai correspondent Meenakshi Mahadevan who has been extensively covering the state and this issue in particular. We talk about if this situation can indeed be termed 'vendetta politics', what Jayalalithaa is hoping to achieve by her course of action and if the DMK will be able to use this issue to reconnect with the state voters who so overwhelmingly voted them out in the recently concluded state elections.


Updated Date: Aug 01, 2011 17:50 PM

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