Chennai, June 21(BPNS)
Terming the first policy address of the Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit as disappointing, former Chief Minister and leader of opposition in the assembly Edappadi K Palaniswami said that the government is taking different positions before and after the elections.
Palaniswami said that in the interim budget which his government had presented in the Tamil Nadu assembly in February, the fiscal position of the state was made available to the public through media. He said that the DMK knowing well about the fiscal position had claimed during elections that it would lower the price of fuel after assuming office and had created a misunderstanding among people.
The former Chief Minister said that the AIADMK government has not kept in hiding the exact fiscal position of the state and had made the financial position public.
AIADMK chief coordinator and Deputy Leader of opposition, O Panneerselvam in a statement on Monday said that ever since the DMK government has assumed office the price in Petrol and Diesel have increased by Rs 5 and Rs 4 respectively.
OPS said that several electoral promises made by the DMK government were not mentioned in the Governor’s policy address. He said that there was no mention on the monthly billing cycle of domestic electricity consumers and on the pension scheme of government employees and teachers.
Pannerselvam said that Chief Minister on his pet scheme of Ungal Thoguthiyil Muthalamaichar(Chief Minister in your Constituency) had claimed that the government has disposed of 63,500 petitions but no details on the total number of petitions received and the proportion of the total number of petitions that were cleared.
AMMK leader TTV Dhinakaran also came out against the Governor’s address and said that the government was not clear on the Mekedatu Dam issue, National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and in many other matters including tax on fuel.