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DMK ,BJP failed to bring development to state, Edappadi K.Palainswami

- April 17, 2024

Chennai ,April 17( BPNS)

AIADMK general secretary and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) lashed out against both the DMK and BJP and said that both the parties failed to hnour the poll promises they have made.

Speaking to media persins at his residence in Nedunchalai Nagar in Salem on Wednesday, he condemned both parties for “increased burdens placed on the people”.

EPS said that of the 520 promises that DMK made during the 2021 Assembly elections, it had fulfilled less than ten percent.

He charged that Chief Minister M.K. Stalin was blatantly lying to the people of Tamil Nadu during his election campaigns. He said that the claims of Stalin that he has fulfilled 98% of the promises was a blatant lie.

EPS charged that people of the state were anxious on Tamil Nadu turning into a drug hub under the rule of the DMK government in the state and charged that the state government failed in curbing the drug menaw in the state.

He also said that River water sharing, the increase in prices of essential commodities, lack of job opportunities, hikes in electricity charges and property taxes have all burdened people of the state.

The AIADMK leader came out strongly against the BJP also and charged that the party failed to fulfill many of the promises it made during the 2019 Parliamentary election.

He said when the BJP came to power in 2014, the price of petrol and diesel was Rs 74 and Rs 55 a litre respectively, while the price of crude oil was 105 dollars a barrel.

EPS said,“But now, the price of crude oil is Rs 86 dollar a barrel whereas petrol and diesel are being sold for Rs 102 and Rs 94 a litre.”

The former Chief Minister also said that the Central government has increased taxes on fuel and has burdened the people.
AIADMK leader came out strongly against both the DMK and the BJP on the Cauvery river issue.
He said that Cauvery was a lifeline for people in 20 districts in Tamil Nadu, and condemned the DMK government for failing to get the State’s share of water every month from Karnataka.

He charged that while the BJP was in power in Karnataka earlier, it was Congress that was in power now but both the national parties had refused to give water to T.N.

He also said that both the DMK and BJP wanted the Mekedatu dam to be constructed.

The AIADMK leader charged that Stalin has failed to even condemn Karnataka on the Mekedatu dam issue fearing that it would create problems within the INDIA bloc.

He added that Stalin waa interested only in maintaining his Tamil Nadu alliance with the Congress and was not thinking about the livelihood of the people.

He took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for visiting the State eight times for election campaigns.

EPS said ,” Not only Modi, but many Union Ministers have visited the State only for the elections. If each Union Minister had inaugurated projects during their visit, the State would have been even more developed,”

Edappadi K. Palaniswami also said the State was facing a serious power shortage and wanted the government to take adequate steps to prevent power cuts.

The former Chief Minister said that whenever the DMK was in power ,power shortage was in the state.