TN Dairy Minister: 40 DMK MLAs are sleeper cells who'll support EPS in case of a floor test

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TN Dairy Minister: 40 DMK MLAs are sleeper cells who'll support EPS in case of a floor test

In a shocking revelation, Tamil Nadu Dairy Minister Rajendra Balaji said on Friday that there were close to 40 MLAs in DMK, who were sleeper cells for AIADMK's Palaniswami faction and would support EPS in the event of a floor test.

Only a few months after Rajendra Balaji alleged that milk produced by private companies was adulterated with harmful chemicals to increase its shelf life, the Tamil Nadu Dairy Minister has made yet another shocking revelation.

Balaji said on Friday that there were close to 40 MLAs in DMK, who were sleeper cells for AIADMK's Palaniswami faction and would support EPS in the event of a floor test. He implied that just in case, Dinakarana got the support of 40 MLAs during a floor test, these 40 MLAs from DMK (backing EPS) would make the equation of power even again.

The Tamil Nadu minister was, however, in no mood to explain whether Chief Minister Palaniswami knew about this support from these sleeper cells.

Meanwhile, a senior DMK leader called Rajendra Balaji's claim nothing but 'hot air' and advised him to start thinking about anti-defection laws and the AIADMK's stance against DMK before making such unreasonable claims.

Balaji, who is known to shoot from the hip, has only brought embarrassment to his party and the EPS government is now likely to distance himself from his remark and term it his 'personal comment'.

During an event to celebrate AIADMK founder MGR's birthday, the minister had boasted that nothing could harm the EPS government as long as Modi was in power. "Until Modi is there, we have nothing to worry about. Whatever trouble we face, PM Modi is there to help us", Balaji said.