Tamil Nadu polls 2016: Jaya kickstarts election campaign, promises liquor prohibition if re-elected

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa assured introduction of liquor prohibition in the state in phases as she kickstarted her campaign for the upcoming Assembly election in Tamil Nadu. 

Last Updated: Apr 09, 2016, 19:54 PM IST
Tamil Nadu polls 2016: Jaya kickstarts election campaign, promises liquor prohibition if re-elected

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Saturday assured introduction of liquor prohibition in the state in phases as she kickstarted her campaign for the upcoming Assembly election in the state. 

Jayalalithaa kicked off her campaign with a rally at RK Nagar in Chennai today.

The Chief Minister assured liquor prohibition in a phased manner if voted back to power in the assembly election, that is scheduled to take place on May 16 this year. 

The alcohol prohibition will be implemented in Tamil Nadu in stages, media agency ANI quoted her saying. 

Accusing DMK of introducing alcohol to Tamil Nadu youths, Jayalalithaa said, "Karunanidhi has no moral right to talk about alcohol prohibition as he lifted it first in Tamil Nadu. It was DMK who introduced alcohol to the youth of Tamil Nadu."

"AIADMK has given canteens, water, pharmacy and kits for new borns. Communicable diseases have been controlled. Crores have been spent for flood victims rehabilitation while Rs 658 crore relief were paid to affected people. 7486.5 megawatts of electricity has been added additionally to the Tamil Nadu power grid," Jayalalithaa said as she listed party's achievement at the rally. 

"Family politics ended in 2011 and I want you to repeat the same by electing me this year as well. Elect AIADMK back to power to continue good governance," Jayalalithaa said while urging people to vote for her in the Assembly election. 

The polling for the 234-member Tamil Nadu Assembly will be held on May 16. The votes will be counted on May 19.