Stalin: AIADMK to blame for farmers' plight, Tamil Nadu govt has become 'benami of Modi'

DMK chief MK Stalin slammed AIADMK over the farmer protests in Jantar Mantar, saying the ruling party in Tamil Nadu is responsible for the crisis.

Blaming AIADMK for the death of 200 farmers, DMK Working President MK Stalin alleged that both OPS and EPS have pawned the state of Tamil Nadu to Modi.

"When OPS became chief minister after the death of Jayalalitha, we brought in a special motion to discuss about the farmer suicide issue. We claimed that 200 farmers have committed suicide and sought compensation for their lives. He refuted it and said that only 17 farmers have committed suicide. But have their families been compensated yet!" exclaimed Stalin.

Stalin complained that nothing has changed even after EPS became the CM. "This government is only busy with cheering BJP and has now become a benami of Modi," he said.

The opposition leader bashed the factions of AIADMK stating that they have no time to discuss about the issues of the people as they are busy to save themselves from the corruption they have committed.

"Such is the progress with the resolution passed against NEET exams? We asked for 39,565 crore rupees but Center has only allotted 2,016 crore rupees. This is the State of Tamil Nadu," he lamented.

Stalin again took a jibe at CM EPS stating though he was not concerned about the farmer suicide issue, EPS was the first to remove the red beacon from his vehicle as per Modi's order. " When you can remove the red beacon immediately as Modi ordered to do so, are you not man enough to demand the drought relief package?" he said.

Concluding his speech, MK Stalin blames BJP to bring in religious politics into Tamil Nadu.