DMK treasurer and former deputy chief minister M K Stalin on Sunday said DMK will not share power if it forms the government.
“There is no such chance,“ said Stalin when he was asked if the DMK will give cabinet berth to allies in the event of the DMK winning in the assembly election. Stalin said this on arrival at the Trichy international airport to attend the social justice conference of Dravidar Kazhagam at Siruganur in Trichy .
While many DMK leaders have at various points hinted that the party remains averse to sharing power, Sunday’s statement by Stalin confirms the party’s position.
The Congress is the major party aligning with the DMK.A few smaller parties like the MMK have also signed up.Stalin also raised the hope that some more smaller parties will be joining hands with the DMK.
Stalin said that only the DMK government can bring about social reformation in the state. “We are going to face the election on May 16 and the DMK will win and form the government. Keeping this in mind, he (Veeramani) has passed resolutions which will be implemented by the DMK government,“ he said, while referring to the 25 resolutions passed by the DK president K Veeramani on the second day of the confer ence.
Among the resolutions passed were 27% reservation in the private sector. “This conference urges the government of India to bring legislation to provide reservation of 27% for other backward classes and SCSTs in the private sector and in multinational institutions also.“
Reservation of 33% for women in the state assemblies and the Parliament, removal of creamy layer in central government jobs, and competitive exams in all languages listed in the Constitution were a few of the 25 resolutions.
The two-day conference was also aimed to condemning the murder of dalit youth Sankar in Udumalpet. But Stalin remained silent on the issue. For his part, Veeramani urged the people to vote for the DMK in the Assembly election. “DMK will be seated in the fort and Stalin will be beside Kalaignar [after the election],“ said Veeramani.
National leaders including Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, Rajya Sabha MPs Sharad Yadav and K C Tyagi were invited to the conference but did not attend.
dinathanthi newspaper 21/03/2016 : http://www.dinathanthiepaper.in/firstpage.aspx