Monday, 13 March , 2006, 14:18, SIFY.COM
Chennai: Terming the AIADMK as a "proxy" to the BJP, Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK) on Monday said it has decided to extend its support to the DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance (DPA) in the May 8, 2006 assembly polls.
TMMK activists would work in all the 234 constituencies in the state to ensure the victory of the DPA, TMMK President M H Jawahirullah and its General Secretary S Haider Ali, told reporters in Chennai.
The Jayalalithaa government, despite its innumerable promises for the welfare of the minorities, had actually functioned as a BJP rule by proxy, the two leaders said justifying the decision.
Though Jayalalithaa had assured that the anti-conversion law brought by it would be negated, precious little had been done towards this end, as four months ago the Ordinance brought by it against the bill had expired. "The law is still alive as the ordinance is valid only for six months", he said.
He said Jayalalithaa, during the 2001 assembly polls said her party had severed relations with the BJP, but in 2004 Lok Sabha polls had a truck with it. AIADMK manifesto for 2001 polls promised jobs for “dalit” Muslims and when Muslims vehemently opposed this, she said the word “dalit” was a typographical error.