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Anti-Jaya wave in TN

Dravida Kazhagam's general secretary K Veeramani claimed that an "anti-Jayalalitha wave" was sweeping across Tamil Nadu since people were disillusioned with the three-year AIADMK rule in the state.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Coimbatore
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2004 03:44 PM IST

Dravida Kazhagam General Secretary K Veeramani on Tuesday claimed that an "anti-Jayalalitha wave" was sweeping across Tamil Nadu since people were disillusioned with the three-year AIADMK rule.

DK was forced to distance itself from AIADMK for two main reasons - "misuse" of POTA against opposition party leaders and Jayalalithaa's statement on Ram temple construction, he told reporters here.

Holding AIADMK responsible for giving BJP a foothold in Tamil Nadu, Veeramani said DK had extended support to AIADMK, only on the assurance of Jayalalithaa on July four, 1999, that she would never again have alliance with BJP.

Without participating directly in the electoral politics, the organisation has decided to extend support to Democratic Progressive Alliance, led by DMK, in the coming elections, Veeramani said.

Alleging that both the Centre and State governments had failed to address people's problems, he said there was no security and protection to minorities during the rules of BJP-led NDA and AIADMK.

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