Chennai, Apr 7 (ANI): Campaigning has gained momentum in Tamil Nadu ahead of April 13 Assembly polls.
Political parties in the State have been hitting out at each other in an apparent bid to gain political mileage and to woo the voters.
Targeting Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief Jayalalitha said Karunanidhi's family is involved in so much corruption that it can find its name in the Guinness Book of World Records.
"If Karunanidhi would have threatened the central government by withdrawing support then the government would have taken steps on Sri Lankan Tamil issue. But Karunanidhi did not do that. He simply observed a fasting drama in Chennai and broke his fast saying that a cease-fire was reached in Sri Lanka. Karunanidhi's action resulted in thousands of innocent Tamils being killed by Rajapaksa government but he was silent on the issue," said Jayalalitha.
On 2G spectrum scam, Jayalalithaa alleged while it had been "scripted by Karunanidhi, Dayalu Ammal and Rajathi Ammal (his wives) and his daughter Kanimozhi, A Raja, a dalit leader, was arrested and Sadiq Batcha lost his life".
Meanwhile, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat said that Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), which is part of the central government, is running a corrupt government in Tamil Nadu and adopting policies responsible for the increase in the prices of essential commodities.
Communist Party of India (CPI) leader A. B. Bardhan said if the people of Tamil Nadu want to bring a system where mafias do not rule and development is guaranteed, then they should vote for AIADMK.
Tamil Nadu goes to polls on April 13 to elect a new 234-member assembly. (ANI)