Chennai, June 27 (IANS)
AIADMK expelled leader and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, O. Panneerselvam (OPS) on Tuesday came out strongly against the DMK government for not allocating sufficient funds for the Amma Canteens.
AMMA canteens, it may be noted, were launched by the previous AIADMK government to provide quality food at nominal price to the working class people.
The former Chief Minister charged that the DMK government was systematically destroying the AMMA Canteens. He said that the authorities did not address the issue when the water bank in Amma canteens in Royapettah road was damaged. He said that in a similar manner the Amma canteens at Ice House had no lighting facilities.
OPS also pointed out the poor condition of the AMMA canteens in the Triplicane area of Chennai city including the one near the Government Kasturba Hospital for Women and Children are in poor condition.
The former Chief Minister pointed out that the Chennai corporation had announced more fund allocation for AMMA canteens and added that the present condition of the canteens were a clear indicator of the funds being diverted to some other projects.