Torching a fresh collision in the faltering coalition between the ADMK and PMK, the leaders of both parties have been in a war of words over the election debacle. The drift between the allies grows since the PMK had contested in the rural local body polls independently. The passing of balls between the leaders on each other's court has been never-ending even as the ADMK is preparing for the upcoming urban local body polls.
The recent developments of accusations had disturbed the cadres of both parties in contesting the urban local body polls amid their demand to have constructive reviews of the loss in the state assembly polls. PMK founder Ramadoss, after the reservation quota for the party's major vote bank Vanniyar was repealed by the court, had developed a keen interest in making his son Anbumani Ramadoss the Chief Minister. He had appealed and urged the party cadres to carry out campaigns at all levels towards ensuring that his son wins the reign.
Recently, Ramadoss has said that PMK's alliance with the ADMK was a farce and he hinted that his party would have won more seats had it contested independently. His remark had stirred outrage among the ADMK leaders for holding them accountable for the loss of his party. As the collision between them grows, ADMK's Joint Coordinator and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Edappadi Palaniswami had slammed the PMK by stating that it's natural for Ramadoss and his party to change the allies frequently.
While addressing the reporters in Salem on Wednesday - December 15, Edappadi Palaniswami slammed PMK for changing its allies frequently, especially during elections. He said, "It's natural for the PMK to change its allies frequently." He asked Ramadoss how the ADMK could take responsibility for people not casting their votes for the PMK. He further said, "PMK founder Dr Ramadoss should explain how the ADMK had betrayed the PMK. We are ready to explain."
Besides slamming the PMK and its founder, Palaniswami had also condemned the ruling DMK government for conducting searches through the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) on the premises of the former ADMK Minister P Thangamani, his relatives and friends. Palaniswami claimed that these searches were conducted due to political vendetta and added that ADMK will face it legally. It must be noted that the DVAC officials had stormed the properties that are connected to Thangamani and conducted raids on Wednesday under the grounds of disproportionate assets case. Thangamani is the fifth former ADMK Minister to face raids from the DVAC after MR Vijayabaskar, KC Veeramani, SP Velumani, and C Vijayabaskar.