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Modi switching to capitalist economy: Stalin

Chennai: Taking a swipe at the economic policy of the Narendra Modi government, DMK leader MK Stalin on Sunday said the country is moving away from a mixed to a capitalist economy with corporate honchos
PTI November 30, 2014 19:45 IST
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Chennai: Taking a swipe at the economic policy of the Narendra Modi government, DMK leader MK Stalin on Sunday said the country is moving away from a mixed to a capitalist economy with corporate honchos appearing set to get a "bonanza of sorts" and the poor a "pittance".

"It appears that the path towards capitalist economy is being refurbished, switching from a mixed economy under the Modi government," DMK Treasurer and former Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister Stalin told PTI in an interview here.

"We see indications of the poor being handed out a pittance and corporate honchos and huge investors appearing all set to receive a bonanza of sorts," he said answering a question on his assessment of Modi government.

"In six months since Modi assumed office, he has spoken a lot, and so many announcements have been made," he said adding the mark of the RSS like "Hindu Rashtra and Sanskrit," have also begun to rear its head.

Asked if a generational change can be expected in the DMK similar to BJP which worked in Saffron party's favour, he said, "it is not possible to categorically say if Modi's success is due to a generational change, a jump over and above generations or a generational gap."

In DMK, Stalin's father Karunanidhi continues to be the party president though Stalin is the next in command.

"As regards DMK, past, present and future generations join hands and work towards the goal unitedly," he said indicating that Karunanidhi will continue to lead the party.

"I don't think the BJP's formula (of a generational change) will work in Tamil Nadu," he said.

Asked about the chances of the return of those who had either quit or were expelled from DMK, he said, "The party is always ready to embrace those who repent."

"All those who had quit or expelled were part of a huge family that is the DMK."

While Stalin's elder brother and former Union Minister MK Alagiri, and his supporters were expelled from the party in January this year, actress Kushboo quit the party in June and joined the Congress a few days ago.