DMK Betrayed Tamils on SL, Cauvery: Anbumani

Published: 05th May 2015 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th May 2015 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: PMK Chief Ministerial candidate Anbumani Ramadoss on Monday lashed out at DMK treasurer MK Stalin, his likely competitor for the job, charging the DMK with betrayal of the Tamil people on Sri Lankan Tamils issue, besides Mullaiperiyar and Cauvery disputes.

Referring to Stalin’s open letter to Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, the PMK youth wing leader in an open letter said the DMK had failed to stop the massacre of innocent Tamils in Sri Lanka and suppressed the protests in Tamil Nadu during the peak of the military offensive. When LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran’s mother came to Chennai for treatment, the DMK government sent her back without allowing to land in the city.

He also alleged that the DMK bowed to the pressure of the Centre and failed to renew the agreement on water sharing in Cauvery dispute. Karnataka built three dams across the Cauvery during the DMK regime, he said and added that the party had failed to put pressure on the Centre to gazette the order of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal and form the Cauvery Management Board when it was part of the UPA government.

The verdict on the Mullaiperiyar dam row was delayed due to the wrong approach of the DMK government, Anbumani said and accused the DMK of betraying the State when Katchatheevu was acceded to Sri Lanka.

The DMK was responsible for ruining Tamil Nadu by revoking prohibition, he said added that DMK government was responsible for power scarcity, which had driven investors to other States.

The DMK started the freebies culture in the State and was involved in corruption, besides introducing the ‘Thirumangalam formula’ of bribing voters, Anbumani said and added that plunder of natural resources began during the DMK rule.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp