I will become a dictator and take action if indiscipline and irregularity rear their heads, Tamilnadu Chief Minister and DMK president M K Stalin asserted, addressing a party meet of representatives of urban local bodies.
Underscoring that local bodies are the lifeline of democracy, Stalin said the icons of social justice – Periyar E V Ramasamy and Rajaji – who held lofty positions began their public life as heads of local bodies in Erode and Salem respectively.
Pointing to many newly elected women representatives, he advised them to act independently and not surrender to their spouses the responsibility bestowed on them. He said the elected representatives of local bodies should abide by law, the principles of fairness and justice and serve the people.
“I warn that those who violate this will face action. Legal action will be taken and not just action from the party,” he said.
Several of his close friends have been telling him that he has become ‘excessively’ democratic, Stalin said and added, “If indiscipline and irregularity rear their heads, I will become a dictator and take action.”
The DMK top leader said the party did not capture power so easily and it is the result of the selfless work of crores of party workers and similarly, he became the Chief Minister following his hard work for the people for the past 5 decades.