Do not dump DMK`s projects: Karuna to AIADMK

DMK president M Karunanidhi hit out at the ruling AIADMK for dropping many of his erstwhile government`s projects.

Updated: Jan 24, 2012, 19:05 PM IST

Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Tuesday
hit out at the ruling AIADMK for dropping many of his
erstwhile government`s projects, saying it should not resort
to such a step by branding them as DMK initiatives, but
continue with them in people`s interest.

Referring to a government announcement that Chief
Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday had approved the second phase
of the 62-km Outer Ring Road project, he said it had been
initiated when his government was in power and there was
nothing new about it.

He said it had found mention in the policy note of the
Highways Department for the year 2009-10 and also after the
Jayalalithaa-led government had taken over last year.

The 88-year-old DMK leader said he was pointing this out
not to prove they were his government`s efforts, but expecting
`similar treatment` for other DMK projects like New
Secretariat Complex, Anna Centenary Library or Tamil New year.
"It`s my wish to see that projects taken up in the
interest of people are continued and not shown any bias. By
persisting with them, there will be no ill-reputation (for the
ruling government)," he said.

After taking over, the Jayalalithaa-led government has
either reversed or dropped initiatives of the previous DMK
government, including scrapping the free colour TV scheme,
freezing construction on the New Assembly-Secretariat Complex
and reversing the Tamil new year to the month of Chithirai
(April) from Thai (January).
PTI