Stalin slams Modi for ‘divisive speech and fascist-like behaviour’

The CM referred to the arrests of Jharkhand CM Hemand Soren and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal as moves planned to destroy the opposition.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK StalinFile Photo | A Raja Chidambaram

CHENNAI: Chief Minister MK Stalin said there is a favourable wave for INDIA bloc in the country due to PM Modi’s ‘dictator-like’ behaviour. He was seeking votes for DMK’s South Chennai candidate Thamizhachi Thangapandian and Central Chennai candidate Dayanidhi Maran on the final day of campaigning.

During his speech, he slammed PM Modi for his alleged divisive speeches on the lines of religion and his fascist behaviour of crushing the opposition parties using any means available and snatching away the rights of the states. He referred to the arrests of Jharkhand CM Hemand Soren and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal as moves planned to destroy the opposition.

“Fearing that a level playing field may tip the scales in the opposition’s favour, Modi froze the bank accounts of Congress and the left parties,” he said. Stalin also said that after fighting out the issue in court, Modi has now started to praise the electoral bond system claiming that it has brought transparency in party funds.

The problem is that the funds through electoral bonds were obtained by launching raids through ED, CBI, and IT, he said.

He also accused Modi of collecting money from the people for PM Cares during the Covid period and failing to disclose details transparently later on. He further charged PM for the alleged Raffle scam and CAG’s highlighted scams worth Rs 7 lakh crores.

On Modi’s claims that his 10-year rule was only a trailer, Stalin questioned how the ‘film would run’ when the trailer is unacceptable. He also said that the ‘film’ will not be released.

Speaking about the possible adverse impact if the BJP is voted to power, Stalin said that there would be no democracy in India.

“There will be no debate in parliament. There will be no elections in a democratic manner. State governments will have no power. They will turn it (India) into a single dictatorial country with one language, one religion, one culture-and one food. The country will go two centuries back,” he underlined.

Besides, he slammed the AIADMK and its general secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami saying the opposition party still maintains its clandestine ties with the saffron party. He further criticised EPS for never hitting back at PM Modi, Amit Shah and the governor and he extended his support to the BJP’s anti-people policies to protect him from the corruption charges and maintain his postings.

He further charged that in the past Edappadi K Palaniswami betrayed everyone who supported him including Sasikala, O Panneerselvam and others.

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