Chennai, Feb 25 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin said that the Rs 1000 honorarium to women heads of families will be allocated in the next state budget. He made the announcement while campaigning for the Congress, DMK front candidate, EVKS Elangovan contesting in the by-polls to the Erode East constituency to be held on February 27.
He also said that the financial position of the state was very bad when the DMK government assumed office in 2021 as the AIADMK government rule of the past ten years had left the state coffers dry.
Chief Minister Stalin said that the AIADMK had left the treasury empty after looting and also had created a heavy debt burden for the state. Stalin said that his government was trying to set the financial things right and then will announce the Rs 1000 honorarium to the women head of the families. It may be noted that DMK had drawn flak by not announcing the Rs 1000 honorarium to the women heads of families which was a declared promise of the DMK in its election manifesto for the 2021 assembly polls.
He said that all the poll promises made by the DMK would be completed by this yea end even though the party had five years to fulfill the promises. The Chief Minister while responding to the charges of the AIADMK leader, Edappadi K. Palaniswami that the DMK government had not met any of its poll promises said that 85 % of the poll promises were completed.
The Chief Minister called upon the people of the Erode East assembly constituency to vote for the Congress, DMK candidate, EVKS Elangovan.
It may be noted that the by-poll was necessitated following the passing away of the sitting legislator, E. Thirumahan Everaa, on January 4th due to a massive heart attack. EVKS Elangovan is the father of the late E. Thirumahan Everaa and a former Union minister and TNCC president.
The AIADMK is represented by K.S. Thenarasu, a former legislator and the AIADMK has taken winning the elections as a prestigious issue.