DMK president M.K. Stalin on Tuesday said he would prefer to face elections than forming a government if the AIADMK government were to collapse after a possible disqualification by the Supreme Court of Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and 10 AIADMK MLAs for defying the party whip in February 2017 and voting against the Edappadi Palaniswami government in the Assembly.
Addressing party booth agents of the Manamadurai Assembly constituency in Sivaganga, Mr. Stalin said the AIADMK government, which was already a minority one, was hinging on the support of few MLAs.
“The DMK [then] has a possibility of forming a government. But we don’t want it. We don’t like it. Because our [late] president M. Karunanidhi has taught us to not make a backdoor entry into power. He always wanted us to apprise people about the DMK’s policies and get their support to form a government with good majority. So get ready for fulfilling his wishes,” he said.