Sivaganga: Union Home Minister and
Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday accused former AIADMK
government-led by Jayalalithaa of not implementing any scheme
worth mentioning in Tamil Nadu and claimed that DMK had
"ensured" an all round development in the state.
Addressing a series of election meetings in support of
Congress candidate Rajasekharan, he said the "achievements" of
Jayalalithaa included using TESMA (Tamil Nadu Essential
Services Maintenance act) and other such "emergency" measures
against government employees, dismissing 1.50 lakh government
servants and banning religious conversions.
The DMK government`s many achievements on the other hand
included waiver of Rs 7,500 crore farm loan, launching of 108
Ambulance service and a life insurance scheme for the poor, he
"People should compare the rule of AIADMK and DMK
governments and decide for themselves," he said.
He also said it was the Congress-led UPA government at
the Centre which had helped the country maintain its second
position in economic development, next to China.
"The Indian economy was stable even as developed nations
like USA were in recession," he said.