DMK chief M K Stalin Wednesday
accused the AIADMK MPs of creating ruckus in Parliament to
help the BJP-led central government and demanded Chief
Minister K Palaniswami to instead take constructive steps to
get cyclone relief for Tamil Nadu.
A day after Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP, Derek
O'Brien accused the BJP of using its 'ally' AIADMK to disrupt
Parliament, Stalin accused the AIADMK of having an ulterior
motive in stalling Parliament.
"The AIADMK MPs are creating ruckus in the Parliament
with an ulterior motive of helping the BJP-led Centre...they
are not even ready to pressurise the Centre by taking part in
the discussion on cyclone Gaja," Stalin alleged.
More than 25 days have lapsed since a Central team
inspected Tamil Nadu and it does not seem to have submitted
its recommendations to the Centre, the DMK leader said.
Also, the Union government has also not allotted funds
to Tamil Nadu to tide over the devastation caused by the
cyclone, he added.
"enormous pressure" on the Centre to immediately get cyclone
relief for Tamil Nadu, he said.
"Instead of stalling Parliamentary proceedings by
being a protective buffer for the BJP, I urge Palaniswami and
the AIADMK MPs to take constructive steps to get cyclone
relief funds for Tamil Nadu," he said.
The DMK chief wanted agriculture and educational loans
in cyclone hit districts including Pudukottai and Nagapattinam
He demanded distribution of relief assistance at the
local level in the presence of representatives of all parties.
While AIADMK MPs have been protesting over the Cauvery
issue in both the Houses of Parliament, they were joined by
their DMK counterparts in the Rajya Sabha on the same issue
ever since the Parliament convened for the winter session on
The protests are against Karnataka's proposal to build
a dam at Mekadatu across the Cauvery river.
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