Chennai, Feb 11( BPNS)
The AIADMK which is fighting a do-or-die battle in the Erode East by-election for February 27 is focusing mainly on the reported failures of the DMK government in the last 21 months of its rule.
The AIADMK candidate and former minister, K.V.Thenarasu has categorically said that the DMK government had failed to curb the price rise in the state and said that ever since the government assumed office, property tax, electricity rates, and milk prices have increased heavily and that this has made life miserable for the people of the state.
Speaking to BPNS the AIADMK leader said that the party will bring out all the anti-people programmes of the DMK government and how the previous 21 months have been difficult for the public in Tamil Nadu.
The candidate for Erode East assembly seat also said that the present government has not implemented even one scheme which was useful for the welfare of the people.
The AIADMK leader and former minister C. Vijayabhaskar who is touring the constituency extensively have been meeting people on a door-to-door basis and said that the DMK government was trying to stop the welfare schemes initiated by the previous AIADMK government. He also said that the people of Erode must prove that the Erode district was a fort of the AIADMK.
The AIADMK candidate K.V. Thenarasu also said that the claims of the Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin that 85% of the poll promises have been implemented in the past 21 months of his rule, were unbelievable.
With a battery of leaders from AIADMK camping at Erode East constituency, the party is not leaving any stone unturned and is going out for an all-out victory in the seat.
However with the DMK-supported Congress candidate being EVKS Elangovan, senior Congress leader and father of the deceased sitting MLA,E. Thirumahan Everra, it is not easy for the AIADMK to wrest the seat from the DMK front. It is also be recalled that the Congress candidate had won the seat with a margin of 8924 seats in the 2021 assembly elections.