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PTI Chennai
Updated: 19-12-2018 21:29 IST

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.

The chief minister and AIADMK Ministers should exert

"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

waived.

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

December 11.

The protests are against Karnataka's proposal to build

a dam at Mekadatu across the Cauvery river.

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