Chennai: Charging the ruling DMK with resorting
to "desperate measures," such as "distributing money" for
votes for the April 13 polls, CPI on Thursday said the Dravidian
party will be shown the door after elections and AIADMK will
come to power.
"Despite DMK`s desperate measures, people will not vote
for them. The DMK will be routed and the AIAMDK will win,"
CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan told reporters here.
Bardhan, who is in Tamil Nadu to campaign for AIADMK-led
alliance, said family rule was being propagated in the state
by DMK President and Chief Minister M Karunanidhi`s relatives
who were "monopolising," various areas and "ruling the state
as if it is their private estate."
Besides money distribution, DMK was involved in
intimidation and other such tactics, Bardhan charged and
claimed AIADMK will come to power and party chief Jayalalithaa
will become Chief Minister.
Slamming the DMK on the 2G spectrum scam in which party
leader and former Telecom Minister A Raja has been jailed for
his alleged role, he said the Dravidian party along with the
Congress was directly responsible for the "corrupt act."
"All the ill-gotten money is being used to subvert
democracy (by distributing money to voters). Money power in
elections by the DMK staggers the imagination," the veteran
communist leader said.
He lauded the Election Commission for its efforts to curb
money power in the polls and said seizure of around Rs 45
crore in the last few days was "just a tip of the iceberg" and
said the EC had to do more.
To a question on the prospects of the ruling Left in the
West Bengal polls, he said it would be a "tough and close
fight," with the communists being rivalled by the
On the indefinite fast by social activist Anna Hazare
demanding a Jan Lokpal bill, he expressed CPI`s "full
support," but said it will not "directly intervene" as a