Thiruvadanai (TN): Union Home Minister P
Chidambaram expressed hope that the Congress-DMK combine would
win the April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls owing to the
developmental works undertaken by both the state and central
Addressing a campaign meeting in Pudukottai district
yesterday, he said, "a maya (fake appearance) has been created
as if the forthcoming assembly elections will be very tough.
But that is not the truth. We are facing the people in the
same way as we met them in the last elections. The results
will depend on people`s state of mind".
"It is difficult to predict the election results as the
alliance is different. The Centre had allocated a lot of funds
for Tamil Nadu. This enabled the poor people develop.
(Gestures such as) the farm loan waiver and loans to SHGs have
improved the status of poor. There is no doubt that the
Congress and DMK combine, responsible for it, will win."
Chidambaram said both the central and the state governments
had implemented a series of schemes for the benefit of the
people during the past years respectively.
"People know whom to believe and whom not to believe. They
know who will do what they promise, and who will not do what
they say," he said.
He also said that if the state and the central governments
worked in harmony many projects and programmes could be
The home minister also claimed that AIADMK supremo
Jayalalithaa had "copied" the manifesto of the DMK, comparing
it to a student copying another in a school exam.