Assembly Elections 2016 Results
Apprise voters of work, promises, 'unholy' DMK-Congress ties: Jayalalithaa
Chennai: AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday exhorted her partymen to explain the development work and welfare schemes of her government, the party's electoral promises including freebies and remind people of the "unholy" alliance between the DMK and Congress.
"I have successfully implemented a host of schemes, both short-term and long-term to benefit all the families in Tamil Nadu," she said in a letter to her party workers.
AIADMK regime had implemented various schemes including freebies like 20 kg rice for ration card holders, mixers, grinders and milch cows and goats. However, several of these schemes had attracted opposition flak with allegations of corruption.
Highlighting her regime's performance she cited "achievements" like creation of 1.5 crore new job opportunities and setting up of the "highest number" of small and micro industries in India.
"Tamil Nadu people are living happily, protected by rule of law," she said.
On the AIADMK manifesto, she reiterated that women would get 50 percent subsidy for buying scooters or mopeds, waiver of farm loans, 100 units power free of cost, increasing allocation of gold (four to eight grams of gold) under 'Thallikku Thangam Scheme' (Gold for Mangalsutra Scheme).
Referring to the DMK-Congress alliance as "unholy," she asked her party workers to tell voters that this combine would jeopardies the efforts of Tamil people who are striving hard to win back their rights in Sri Lanka.
Hitting out at DMK, she said "remind voters that if the poison tree of family politics is going to strengthen itself, it will be dangerous for individual freedom and also tell them how all industrial ventures went into the control of one family till 2011."
DMK was in power between 2006-11.