Madurai: Union minister M K Alagiri on Saturday
dismissed AIADMK`s claims of bomb threat to party supremo
Jayalalithaa during her proposed rally here next month as its
"They have themselves written the letter and claim
there is a threat. There is no such threat," Alagiri, also DMK
South Zone Organising Secretary, said.
The purported letter threatening to carry out a bomb
attack during AIADMK agitation was the party`s own creation,
Ignoring the threat letter warning of a bomb attack on
her if she went ahead with the Madurai rally, Jayalalithaa had
yesterday said she will launch a protest here on October 18
against the ruling DMK on various issues.
The threat letters were received at the AIADMK-backed
Jaya TV office in Chennai on August 28. Police have registered
a case and investigations are on.
Hitting back at Jayalalithaa for announcing the
protest against the DMK Government, Alagiri said she had no
"right to criticise the welfare measures being implemented by
the ruling party."
The AIADMK chief had not visited her Andipatti
constituency after winning the elections, he said.
"She is neither visiting the constituency nor doing
good to the people, but criticise us when we are doing good to
the people," he said.
He accused Jayalalithaa of scrapping all the DMK`s
welfare scheme during her regime and said "the present
government has implemented those schemes by doubling the
allocation for them."
Alagiri, elected to Lok Sabha from Madurai, said a
water desalination plant would be set up at a cost of Rs 1.5
crore from the MPLAD fund for the benefit of residents in the
Around 11,649 hut dwellers in Madurai would be
benefited by Kalaingar`s Housing Scheme, he said, adding the
rural employment guarantee programme had benefited 74,815