BJP meted out 'injustice' to TN on CMB, Katchaitheevu: Jaya

Continuing her tirade against BJP for not solving problems affecting her state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday charged it with meting out injustice on constitution of Cauvery Management Board and Katchaitheevu.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 15, 2014, 21:19 PM IST

Coimbatore: Continuing her tirade against BJP for not solving problems affecting her state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday charged it with meting out injustice on constitution of Cauvery Management Board and Katchaitheevu.

"BJP is afraid of losing its vote bank in Karnataka and the people going against the Government and is thus meting out injustice to Tamil Nadu by not taking measures to constitute the Cauvery Management Board," she alleged.

Campaigning for her party's mayoral candidate Ganpathi P Rajkumar for the September 18 bypolls, she said the Centre had also failed to file a revised affidavit on Katchaitheevu, by reviewing the counter affidavit filed by the previous UPA Government.

"Does Tamil Nadu BJP dare to question the Centre on these issues?" she questioned.

Claiming that it was her government which had succeeded in getting the height of Mullaperiyar Dam in Kerala raised, the AIADMK Chief said the CPI(M) in Kerala and Tamil Nadu were taking different stands on the issue, while its Central unit was silent on it.

Comparing the Government at Delhi to a family tree and states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra and Telangana as its branches, Jayalalithaa said it was the duty of the latter (states) to look after the people and schemes, when the head of the family has no time.

She said there was no use in electing national parties like BJP and CPI(M), when they could offer no solution to state related problems. "How will they then solve the problem being faced by a city corporation?" she asked.

On BJP accusing the ruling AIADMK of being instrumental in its party candidates withdrawing nominations and also by offering money (reference to BJP candidate of Tirunelveli, Vellayammal) she said, the factional feud in that party was the main reason for this problem and they were just attempting to pass on the blame on AIADMK.

Jayalalithaa sought a clear mandate for her party as in the 2011 assembly elections and the recent Lok Sabha polls, by giving 'permanent retirement' to the rivals.

Earlier, before her arrival, the CM paid floral tributes to the portrait of late Chief Minister C N Annadurai, as part of his 106th birth anniversary and released a special souvenir.

Yesterday at Tuticorin, Jayalalithaa had charged BJP with adopting 'double-standards' on the fishermen's issue and said voting for the party will not benefit people of her state.

She raised the issue of repeated arrests and attacks on fishermen from the state by Sri Lankan navy and pointed out she has been pressing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure a lasting solution on the matter.

Arrested fishermen were being released after she takes up the matter with Modi through letters even as she had raised the issue in person with him, she had said.