Tamil Nadu 2016: Vijayakanth says Assembly polls a war against AIADMK, DMK

Gummidipoondi, Tamil Nadu: DMDK chief Vijayakanth on Monday began his election campaign from Gummidipoondi launching a tirade against both the AIADMK and DMK describing the 16 May election as a "war against the Dravidian majors".

DMDK chief Vijayakanth. PTI

DMDK chief Vijayakanth. PTI

Hitting out at AIADMK and DMK as "venomous plants", he appealed to the people to shun them and said, "From yesterday (when a joint rally of DMDK-PWF was held at Kanchipuram district) our war has begun, this is a war (against AIADMK and DMK), only you (people) should give the judgement."

Stating that both the Dravidian parties "misruled" Tamil Nadu alternately for nearly 50 years, Vijayakanth hit out at them over issues like prohibition.

He questioned as to why AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa has assured that "dry law would be implemented in phases and not
at one go" and made several allegations.

Also, he asked why DMK chief Karunanidhi now promised to bring in prohibition when he had been in power five times

On the goal of DMDK-PWF combine, he said six parties (DMDK, MDMK, TMC, CPM, CPI, VCK) came together for a "single cause", to be the credible alternative after the 50 year misrule of AIADMK and DMK.

Referring to alleged granite scam in Madurai and suspension of Judicial Magistrate KV Mahendra Boopathy who went into related cases, he asked why action was not taken against those behind the scam.

He also alleged that large scale "irregularities" were happening in sand mining in the district (Tiruvallur).

In his closing remarks, he said "no one can change your fate, if you do not vote for the DMDK-PWF combine".

Vijayakanth on Monday used a van gifted to him decades ago by AIADMK founder MGR for campaign purposes, according to the party.

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Updated Date: Apr 11, 2016 22:55:19 IST

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