Chennai: Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Monday said police had denied permission for a public meeting, scheduled to be addressed by him on December 9 at Tirunelveli, and said it was the "first indication" of the ruling DMK`s fears of losing next year`s Assembly polls.
"The sponsors of the meeting, the AIADMK-backed Voters` Forum, informed me today that the police denied permission due to apprehension over law and order...(this) is the first indication that the DMK and its allies fear to lose the 2011 elections," he said in a statement here.
He alleged that the incident showed that the DMK was "misusing" its authority to "suppress" Opposition from expressing its views.
"Or it shows that the DMK government has lost control over the state and cannot carry on administration according to the provisions of the Constitution. In either case, I demand that the Centre dismiss Tamil Nadu government and impose President`s rule till elections are held in the state," he said.
Swamy, who had moved the Supreme Court over alleged 2G spectrum allocation, said Chief Minister M Karunanidhi was "panicky" that the DMK will lose elections over the alleged scam, involving party leader A Raja who eventually quit as Union telecom minister.