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No discrimination against local bodies led by opposition parties: Stalin

- April 24, 2022

Chennai, April 24 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin said that his government has no discrimination against local bodies that are headed by opposition parties. He was addressing a grama sabha meeting at Sengadu village near Sri Perumbadur to mark the National Panchayat Raj day.

M.K. Stalin said that the people will get all due facilities in all the local bodies irrespective of who heads them.

He also listed out a list of measures taken by the state government to give a fillip to the local bodies including the recent salary hike given to sitting members.

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said that in the recent Urban local body polls and the Rural local body polls in the nine districts, the DMK-led alliance had come to power in 90 to 95 percent of seats. He however said that the government would not demarcate the other five percent which is ruled by the opposition parties. He said that irrespective of the party in power, the state government would provide all assistance required including basic facilities, ration shops, etc to all the local bodies without any bias.

He said that he would not merely make announcements for various schemes and assured people that he would review the status of implementation of these announcements not only through letters or by phone but would directly visit the places to inspect them.

Stalin said that only local bodies can help government realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) envisioned by the United Nations.

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said that action over all the demands raised by the people during grama sabhas would be taken up.

State minister for MSME, T.M. Anbarasan, Sriperumbudur MP and senior leader, T.R. Baalu, Sriperumbudur MLA ,K. Selvaperuthungai, Sengudu panchayat president Senjurani Gavaskar and senior officers were present during the meeting.