CHENNAI: A day after an AIADMK MLA switched loyalty to dissident leader TTV Dhinakaran, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today said attempts to drive a wedge between cadres and the party won't work.
Taking potshots at Dhinakaran without naming him, Palaniswami said attempts to topple the regime and split up the party continue to be a "day dream," for them.
Addressing cadres on the birth anniversary celebrations of late Jayalalithaa at party headquarters here, the Chief Minister said none could even touch the government till such time it had the blessings of Amma.
"The 1.5 crore cadres are guarding the party and the government like soldiers. Some are thinking of creating differences among us to gain from it. Such a thing will never happen. All of us are working in cohesion right from office-bearers to workers. No one can divide us," he said.
Meanwhile, hitting out at the Palaniswami regime as a "crowd of betrayers," Dhinakaran, in his message to cadres on the birth anniversary of Jayalalithaa urged them to take a vow to usher in a "true people's regime," under the stewardship of "party general secretary Chinnamma."
Rajini, Kamal targeted
Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam in his address to cadres on the birth anniversary celebration took a veiled dig at actor turned politician Kamal Haasan and super star Rajinikanth who is set to join politics.
"New balloons have begun to fly in the political sky.
Colourful, cosmetics smeared balloons will be only beautiful to see. We and this nation will see that such balloons will soon burst and go down," he said.
Panneerselvam said the "dialogues," of such new entrants to politics who have taken new "political avatar," will end up like the "flowerpots (after displaying colourful lights)," and their make-up will soon be gone, he said.