DMK synonymous with corruption, scams: PM Modi

Wednesday 17th April 2024 08:26 EDT

Coimbatore/Vellore: DMK is “synonymous with corruption and scams”, PM Narendra Modi said while targeting Tamil Nadu’s governing party during two Lok Sabha election rallies for NDA candidates in Vellore and Nilgiris constituencies.

Modi asserted that the 2024 elections would “end DMK’s corruption, dynastic politics, drug menace, and the Dravidian party’s anti-national ideology”. While canvassing for Union junior minister L Murugan in Nilgiris, the PM alleged that DMK was “anti-Hindu”, opposed the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, and threatened to eradicate Sanatan Dharma.

In Vellore, where BJP ally Puthiya Neethi Katchi’s AC Shanmugam is contesting, Modi brought up the Katchatheevu issue, accusing Congress of ceding the island to Sri Lanka. He said RTI documents reveal the “betrayal of India by Congress and DMK”, while urging voters to “teach a lesson for the sins they committed”.

Continuing his attack on DMK, Modi said the party’s “policy is to divide people based on language, religion, and caste, promoting dynastic politics, corruption, and anti Tamil culture”.

At an evening rally in Kalhan near Nagpur, he accused the opposition of spreading “falsehood” about BJP govt potentially changing the Constitution if elected for a third consecutive term.

Explaining critical policy decisions taken by his govt, the PM highlighted the significance of constitutional reforms, including CAA.

Modi urged people to vote for unity, warning against divisive politics by the opposition. “If these INDIA alliance people become powerful, they will break nation into pieces. Even today, they make every effort to pit one community against another. They do not miss any opportunity to target Indian culture.”

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