Dhinakaran can’t topple government, says Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami

Palaniswami said that Dhinakaran never worked for the welfare of the party or the government, which is why former CM Jayalalithaa kept him away from party affairs.

Published: 18th September 2017 04:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th September 2017 07:48 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister ‘Edappadi’ K Palaniswami. (File photo)

By Express News Service

NAMAKKAL:TTV Dhinakaran will not succeed in his efforts to topple the government, said CM Edappadi K Palaniswami.Speaking at a public meeting held as part of the MGR Centenary celebration in Namakkal on Sunday, he said, “Not only the State government, Dhinakaran, with the help of DMK, is trying to create problems within the party as well. He never worked for the welfare of the party or the government, which is why former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa kept him away from party affairs. He always hatched plans against the party. Definitely, he would be punished.”

“Now, he is trying to hijack the party but he won’t succeed as the party has the backing of 1.5 crore cadre. If someone tries to destroy it, they would end up destroying themselves instead,” he said. The CM further said, “We are not slaves of the Central government. The State government is working closely with them for the welfare of TN.”He assured to carry out all pending road expansion projects and listed various welfare measures being carried out across the State.Speaking at the function Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Thambidurai said that the government won’t allow Navoyada schools in the State as it is against the wishes of MGR and Jayalalithaa.

Deputy CM O Panneerselvam, in his speech has appealed to Dhinakaran to stop speaking against him. “I have a political background as I had served as Municipal Chairman and MLA etc. However, without any background Dhinakaran is trying to enter party through the backdoor and we wont allow it. When ‘Amma’ was alive, she asked me to stop talking with him and I have been following it since then,” he said.
In Salem, the CM was all praise for the Swachh Bharat Mission, while inaugurating the Rotavirus immunisation camp and Thooimaiyae Sevai (Swachhta Hi Seva) campaign vehicle.

The CM said that the vehicle will spread awareness about cleanliness in Salem, Namakkal, Erode, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Karur and Tiruchy districts. People should cooperate to keep the surroundings clean. He also stressed on the need to curb open defecation. The government provided subsidies for constructing toilets, he said.


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