A day after the meeting of Telangana chief minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader, K Chandrasekhar Rao with Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief MK Stalin, reports have now come in stating that the DMK is trying to woo the BJP for five cabinet berths.
Chennai: Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) had met DMK chief MK Stalin just on Monday and soon after, reports came in stating that the DMK has decided to switch loyalties after realising that the DMK-Congress alliance won’t garner much votes.
D Jayakumar had said that the DMK is now sending feelers to the BJP seeking cabinet berths. He further stated that the AIADMK is well aware of DMK’s tactics.
Jayakumar added, “The DMK is seeking five cabinet berths from the BJP. Everyone knows the DMK’s history of aligning with adversaries. The party is an opportunist.”
Speaking to reporters, state BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan also hinted that the DMK was indulging in such activities.
She said, “Everyone is well aware of how DMK changes colours and switches sides, according to convenience. One time it is Rahul Gandhi, another it is KCR, and another time it is PM Modi. Clearly Stalin is very confused.”
Tamilisai Soundararajan further added that whether it was the third front or any other front, the benefactors would be none other than the BJP.
MyNation spoke to AIADMK’s news bureau coordinator, Babu Murugavel who said that the DMK is a very unstable party and is not confident of winning.
“We (BJP-AIADMK) are focused on the fact that our Prime Minister will be Narendra Modi. But the DMK on the other hand, will claim that Rahul Gandhi is the Prime Ministerial candidate, then they will speak with the TRS’s KCR for a Federal Front, then also come to the BJP seeking cabinet berths,” stated Murugavel.
When asked what he thinks about them terming the meet as a “courtesy call”, Muruguvel added, “That’s what they said when they met DMDK president Captain Vijayakanth also. But when Vijayakanth spoke to the media, he said that the discussion was about politics.”
MyNation tried getting in a word from the DMK, but they remained unavailable for comment.
However, we spoke to political analyst, Sumanth C Raman, who believes that the DMK will do no such thing, especially ahead of the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections.
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Last Updated May 14, 2019, 7:20 PM IST