Chennai: Buoyed by his impressive win in R.K. Nagar by-election, AIADMK rebel T.T.V. Dhinakaran on Sunday vowed to bring down the EPS-OPS government within three months with help from its “sleeper cells”, who will make themselves public during the trust vote on the floor of the Assembly.
A beaming Dhinakaran fielded questions with ease from reporters twice in the day – at Madurai in the morning and at the counting centre in the evening after receiving the winning certificate. He declared that his goal was to send the “villains” (EPS-OPS) packing and install a government that truly inherits late J Jayalalithaa’s legacy. “This government (AIADMK administration led by EPS-OPS) will fall in another three months. I have always spoken about my sleeper cells within the government. The sleeper cells are still active and they will come out during the trust vote (in the Assembly)”, Dhinakaran told reporters.
“The results in the R.K. Nagar by-election reflect the mindset of the people of Tamil Nadu. People will vote for Two Leaves only when it is with good people and they will not vote if the symbol goes to the hands of EPS and OPS who are akin to villains – M.N. Nambiar and P.S. Veerappa – in the films of legendary MG Ramachandran,” the rebel leader quipped.
He also said all his predictions so far have come true and exuded confidence that his forecast about the longevity of the current government would also be bang on. “I am not boasting. Please go and check my earlier statements…I have always maintained that I will be winning with comfortable margin and many people, including those in the media, laughed at me. But finally I won. I don’t go by media because I know the pulse of the people. I have my ears to the ground always,” Dhinakaran said.