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'Let's teach lesson to Modi govt': Stalin attacks BJP in first speech as DMK chief

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    Chennai, Aug 28: In his maiden speech as the Dravida Munnetra Kazhgam's (DMK) chief, MK Stalin accused the Narendra Modi government of trying to destabilise judiciary, selection of governors and urged his party to teach a lesson to the BJP government.

    Stalin

    "Today's political situation has come as a grave challenge. Education, art, literature, religion are under attack by authoritative and communal forces. Union govt is trying to destabilise judiciary, selection of governors. All this has dealt a blow to the secular principles," Stalin said, while addressing DMK cadres at party headquarters in Chennai.

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    He further vowed to take forward his father and former party chief M Karunanidhi's legacy in his address to party workers.

    "I have more pride in calling Karunanidhi as a leader than calling him as a father," said Stalin.

    Stalin also hit out at AIADMK and said that the ruling party is not working for the people and the welfare of the people is not the party's priority.

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    In an apparent dig at Alagiri, he said that he has a sister but, no brother. Alagiri was expelled from DMK in March 2014 by Karunanidhi for slanderous attacks on senior party members and carrying out anti-party activities.

    Ahead of M.K. Stalin's election as the DMK President his brother M.K. Alagiri has warned the party of 'consequences'.

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    Stalin was elected unopposed as president of the DMK on Tuesday and was the only candidate to file his nomination for the party chief's post on 26 August, DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan said at the party's general council meeting.

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