Shortly before Deputy Chief Minister and a All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) coordinator O. Panneerselvam began his debate in a Dharmapuri Lok Sabha subdivision on Saturday morning, The Hindu caught adult with him.
In his initial talk to any media organization after a proclamation of a Lok Sabha check schedule, Mr. Panneerselvam explains because a people of a State should support Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a AIADMK-led front; because a AIADMK is contesting fewer series of seats this time; and placement of celebration sheet to women and minorities.
What is your categorical check lumber as partial of a fondness with Prime Minister Modi?
The Prime Minister has been profitable special courtesy and caring to issues and problems faced by Tamil Nadu, and he has a toilsome shortcoming of ensuring estimable growth of all States.
Mr. Modi does not support policies with a aim of benefitting himself or his celebration or a few individuals. His policies are meant for a gratification of all. Reforms instituted by him will eventually advantage a public. In a halt period, there are some doing issues, that are being used by a Opposition to disprove him. But their skeleton will not succeed.
The ‘Amma’ [former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa] supervision has not usually been stability with all a gratification measures instituted by her nonetheless also adding some-more schemes for people’s welfare.
The domestic meridian in a State is in foster of stability a BJP-led supervision during a Centre and a ‘Amma’ supervision in a State.
What is your response to a critique that a BJP has been opposite minorities?
In a final 5 years of a Modi government, there has not been any standing clashes or inter-religious clashes. There has been no bent to bluster any religion.
As distant as a State supervision is concerned, we have been functioning as a protector of minorities and implementing schemes and programmes for their welfare.
Is it a pointer of debility of your celebration that a AIADMK is contesting in fewer series of Lok Sabha constituencies this time?
From a beginning, a party’s plan for a Lok Sabha choosing has sundry from choosing to election. The bloc that a AIADMK has stitched adult with other parties for thecoming choosing is not a thoughtfulness of weakness. When several good parties come to we for alliance, we need to take them along and give them seats. We are treating all a partners equally.
Even nonetheless a southern districts of a State are famous to be a building of a AIADMK, your celebration has selected to margin a nominees usually in 3 constituencies [out of 10 seats]. Why?
The Opposition might try to generate, for a purpose of a propaganda, a parable that we are not clever regularly opposite a State. It is wrong to contend that a celebration has got a clever bottom usually in one or dual regions. Ours is regularly clever all over a State.
How do we explain a bad illustration given to women and minorities in a placement of ticket?
The benefaction resources are such that they have to be given usually a few seats. In future, this will be corrected.
What will be a impact of T.T.V. Dhinakaran’s Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam on your party?
No workman of a AIADMK has left to a Dhinakaran camp. Only some dissidents have left to his side. He does not have even 1% of a people’s support. He is using his celebration for greedy reasons. So far, he has not nonetheless given any convincing reason because he could not work together with Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanswami and others for some-more than a month [in early 2017].
As per many opinion polls, a DMK-led front is forward of your party. Your response?
Opinion polls, on many occasions, have left wrong. This was a box during a 2014 Lok Sabha and 2016 Assembly elections. Till all votes are counted, one can't courtesy a commentary of a opinion polls as final.
Article source: https://www.thehindu.com/elections/lok-sabha-2019/there-have-not-been-any-caste-or-inter-religious-clashes-in-the-last-five-years-o-panneerselvam/article26686240.ece