Virudhunagar: Tamil Nadu chief minister and top All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader K Palaniswami on Friday hit out at the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin for his "negative campaign" targeting him and other NDA leaders by reportedly stating, "no welfare activities were taken up by the opposition party while in power".

AIADMK is leading the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the state with its other constituents being BJP, DMDK and PMK among others, while DMK is heading the Secular Progressive Alliance (SPA) whose constituents include Congress and the Left parties.

Campaigning for the alliance party candidate, DMDK's R Azhagarsamy, Palaniswami repeated his charge that Stalin was trying to "break" the AIADMK and "topple" the government.

Palaniswami reiterated his stand that the country required the "strong and determined" Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lead it for a successive term.

"Stalin is not seeking votes by speaking about public projects but is only targeting me and leaders of our alliance parties. This is because they did not implement any welfare activities when they were in power," he said.

DMK last ruled the state between 2006 and 2011. It was also a key partner in the UPA I and II that governed the country from 2004 till 2014. Late DMK chief M Karunanidhi led the party out of the Congress-led alliance in 2013 over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

Sharpening his attack against Stalin, who is also the leader of the opposition in the Assembly, Palaniswami said DMK had not fulfilled any of its poll-time promises, and therefore the leader "is seeking votes by criticising us".

Election to 39 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu is scheduled to be held on April 18.