AIADMK scored a self goal by refusing land for Karunanidhi memorial
In an unprecedented transfer, the Tamil Nadu authorities turned down DMK’s request to allocate land for Karunanidhi’s memorial. The permission was later granted by the Madras Excessive Court docket. (Picture: The Related Press)
- Celebration sources say denying land was a part of a technique
- AIADMK needed to win hearts of get together cadre
- Didn’t count on such help for DMK from different events
What began off as a political technique appears to have ended up as a serious embarrassment for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami (EPS). The Madras Excessive Court docket order favouring DMK’s plea in search of burial of Karunanidhi close to the Anna Memorial is being seen as a setback to him.
Citing authorized and environmental hurdles, the Tamil Nadu authorities had turned down DMK’s request to allocate land for Karunanidhi’s memorial alongside Chennai’s Marina Seashore. This didn’t go down properly with DMK supporters and was additionally criticised by political leaders and celebrities.
Sources near the CM stated that this was his technique to win the hearts of AIADMK cadre. “With the specter of AIADMK cadre drifting in direction of TTV Dhinakaran, EPS did this. He thought that by doing this, the get together cadre will hail him,” the supply stated.
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However the get together management didn’t anticipate that this will likely backfire and the leaders throughout political events would come out in DMk’s help.
Even the Bharatiya Janata Celebration didn’t help AIADMK. TTV Dhinakaran, who’s claiming stake for AIADMK’s management after Jayalalithaa’s loss of life, was noncommittal on this situation.
Chatting with reporters after paying homage to Karunanidhi at Chennai’s Rajaji Corridor on Wednesday, Dhinakaran stated, “The matter is within the courtroom and it’ll not be acceptable for me to remark.”
Realising that the technique has backfired, not one of the AIADMK leaders got here ahead to touch upon this situation. The EPS authorities had been in a good spot for lengthy and had didn’t strike join with the folks after Jayalalithaa’s loss of life. The pointless controversy on Karunanidhi’s memorial has solely worsened issues for Palanisamy.
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