CUDDALORE: A story narrated by the Chief Minister during the MGR centenary celebrations left the party cadre puzzled. They were unable to draw a conclusion as to whether the story targeted T T V Dhinakaran or O Panneerselvam.
The story goes like this: “There was an arrogant banyan tree in a forest. The tree always boasted about himself, claiming all the animals in the forest and sometimes even the king took rest under its shadow. One day an elderly sage took rest it. As the tree started boasting about it, the sage said nothing would have been possible without maintaining good friendship with the wind.
“The tree got angry and dared for a fight with the wind. Upon knowing the challenge, the wind developed into a cyclone and planned to take on the tree. Fearing it, the tree began shedding its branches, leaves, making it impossible to uproot it.
“Now the wind realised that the tree had lost everything and hence there is no point in fighting with it. The wind advised the tree that everyone could benefit from a pleasant breeze only if they maintain a good relationship and they became good friends again.”