BJP dismisses charges of it trying to divide the DMK
The Tamil Nadu BJP today dismissed the charge that it was attempting to divide the DMK and said it had become a practice to blame the saffron party for any problem. Condemning remarks made yesterday by DMK Deputy General Secretary Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan, Tamil Nadu BJP President Tamilisai Soundararajan said there was no need and reason for her party to indulge in such acts.
Jagadeesan had made accusations in a DMK executive meeting
Speaking at the DMK's executive meeting, Jagadeesan had accused the BJP of trying to divide the party in the wake of its chief M Karunanidhi's death. She had made the accusations a day after Karunanidhi's estranged son MK Alagiri claimed that all the loyal party workers were with him and accused his brother MK Stalin of blocking his return to the party.
Soundararajan says there is no reason to divide DMK
Soundararajan said the rivalry between Stalin and Alagiri was not new. "There is no need and no reason for dividing the DMK. They blame the BJP for anything, whether it be some problem in the AIADMK or even in the Congress," she said.
BJP was accused of similar charges earlier too
Tamil Nadu BJP General Secretary Vanathi Srinivasan had also rejected the DMK's charge yesterday, saying it was wrong to assume any link between Alagiri and the saffron party. The critics of the BJP had earlier accused the party of trying to weaken the AIADMK after the death of its General Secretary and late Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa in December 2016.