If CM claims I'm behind Jayalalithaa's death, charge me: Stalin

If CM claims I'm behind Jayalalithaa's death, charge me: Stalin

Both DMK and the ruling AIADMK have promised a fast-tracked probe into Jayalalitha's death

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin, while campaigning in Thiruvarur ahead of Tamil Nadu elections on Monday, dared Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to prove his claim that the DMK was responsible for late former CM Jayalalithaa's death.

"CM Edappadi Palaniswami is lying to people. He said Karunanidhi and MK Stalin are responsible for Jayalalithaa's death. If you (the CM) claim that we are the reason behind her death, then lodge a case against me and I'll face it legally," Stalin said.

"They could even announce that an aeroplane and a helicopter will be given to everyone. They can say anything because they know they are not going to win the elections," he added.

Both DMK and the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) have promised a fast-tracked probe into Jayalalitha's death if voted to power in the coming Tamil Nadu elections.

The AIADMK on Sunday released its election manifesto in which it promises at least one government job to every family in the state. It will contest the polls in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Meanwhile, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday also tore into the AIADMK for its tie-up with the BJP, and said that with Jayalalithaa no longer there, her party has “unfortunately turned into Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s slave”.

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The DMK will contest 173 seats while giving a total of 61 seats to its alliance partners. MK Stalin-led party has allotted 25 seats to its Congress party, and six each for CPI, CPI (M), Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and Vaiko's Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK).

The 234-seat Tamil Nadu Assembly is set to go to polls in a single phase on April 6. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.

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