DMK working president M K Stalin is making hectic moves to check both BJP and two factions of AIADMK to take advantage from the prevailing political stalemate in the state and making efforts to emerge himself as a undisputed leader of the state.
To take lead in spreading anti-government sentiments against both state and central government with regard to issue of farmer’s distress, he had convened an all-party meeting. The meeting has called for a Tamil Nadu bandh on April 25 to press the Centre and the State government to take immediate steps to address the issues of farmers reeling under acute drought and crop loss.
Stalin, who chaired the meeting said that to express their solidarity with the farmers and urge the Centre and the State to take immediate action on farmers’ issues, they have decided to observe a State-wide one-day general strike. The meeting was also held at the DMK’s headquarters, Anna Arivalayam.
The Leadeer of Opposition has appealed to labourers, youngsters, students, traders, members of various other organisations and all political parties to extend support. Stalin also said that a public meeting would be organised in Chennai on April 22 to explain the resolutions adopted at the all-party meeting in which leaders of several parties, including S Thirunavukkarasar (Congress), G Ramakrishnan (CPM), R Mutharasan (CPI) and Thol Thirumavalavan (VCK) took part.