Chennai, March 2: On a day it came under severe attack from AIADMK in Lok Sabha on the 2G scam, DMK today slammed its arch rival for not raising issues impacting Tamil Nadu, asking how many times it had stalled Parliament like it was doing now on the Aircel-Maxis issue.
DMK Treasurer M K Stalin claimed the state had not received central funds for important projects including a seawater desalination scheme even as it lacked adequate railway projects, but AIADMK had not highlighted these. "Attacks on Indian fishermen have become routine.
Cauvery Management Board has not been constituted by the Centre so far. (Chief Minister) Jayalalithaa's demand for an ordinance for conduct of (bull-taming sport) Jallikattu has not been heeded to. These are all issues affecting Tamil Nadu.
"They (AIADMK) have not protested for these. The AIADMK MPs have not spoken on these issues. They have never resorted to stalling the Parliament earlier," Stalin said in a statement. Stalin, whose party came under sharp attack from AIADMK member T G Venkatesh Babu in the Lok Sabha today on the 2G scam, said the people of the state were critical of the AIADMK lawmakers and had raised questions about their performance.
He charged the ruling party with failing Tamil Nadu and said it was trying to "conceal" this by its MPs creating ruckus in Parliament even as the AIADMK government "is on its way out".
"The AIADMK MPs and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa are building castles in the air so that they can show the people that they are performing by stalling both houses of Parliament," he said.
AIADMK had forced adjournments of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha yesterday on the Aircel-Maxis issue, demanding action against former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram's son and AICC member Karti Chidambaram on the matter. Karti had insisted that his business was in compliance with laws.