Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president MK Stalin on Thursday greeted chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami for taking over the top post in Tamil Nadu and asked him not to be a remote-controlled leader.
Stalin told him not to “get operated remotely” from Bengaluru, in an apparent reference to AIADMK chief VK Sasikala.
Stalin, also the leader of the opposition in the assembly, said Palaniswami “should not seek consultations from Bengaluru prison,” and see that the oath of office and secrecy he had taken, according to the Constitution, was not infringed upon.
“Palaniswami must not run the government according to the whims and fancies of power centres here and at Bengaluru,” he said asking the chief minister to work for the people’s welfare.
By Bengaluru, Stalin meant Sasikala lodged in a Bengaluru jail (undergoing jail term following her conviction in the assets case), and by “here,” he made a veiled reference to AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran who is Sasikala’s nephew.