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Stalin fishing in troubled waters: BJP on his 'no-confidence

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The today attacked leader MK Stalin over his announcement of moving a no-confidence motion against the saying he is "trying to fish in troubled waters".

In the backdrop of likely of two factions after the removal of TTV Dhinakaran as (Amma) deputy general secretary, Stalin had said on Friday would move a no-confidence motion against the "if required".

"working president Stalin is trying to fish in troubled waters. When he says he will move a no-confidence motion if required, it shows he is not confident about that," state unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan told reporters here.

She said the announcement was made with the intention of keeping the media spotlight on Stalin, who is also the Leader of Opposition.

Speculation are also rife that post-merger, the might join the BJP-led

The is aiming to make inroads in the southern state where it has just one MP and no representation in the 234-member Assembly.

Palaniswami, who was sworn-in as chief minister following a revolt by his predecessor O Panneerselvam against jailed party chief V K Sasikala earlier this year, had won a trust vote on February 18 in the Assembly.

On National President Amit Shah's upcoming three-day tour of Tamil Nadu starting August 22, Soundararajan said it was aimed at strengthening party's "fundamental structure".

Besides interacting with party office-bearers, Shah is scheduled to meet a range of people, including scholars and others from various fields, she added.

With an eye on the 2019 polls, the national president is travelling across country to strategise and find ways to strengthen the party at grassroots level.

The BJP-led Centre and the in Tamil Nadu are maintaining "cordial" relations to ensure delivery of the their various good schemes, Soundararajan said.

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 17:48 IST