Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin called upon voters in the Thondamuthur Assembly Constituency here on Thursday to keep in mind the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government’s welfare schemes when they cast their votes in the by-election to the seat here on August 18.
On the second day of his campaign here in support of Congress candidate for the constituency M.N. Kandaswamy, Mr. Stalin said the DMK introduced a scheme to provide free power to farmers when it came to power in 1989 though the farmers had sought only a reduction in the power tariff then.
From then, till now, the DMK had introduced many welfare schemes while in power and these were not matched by any other State in the country, Mr. Stalin asserted.
“Ours is a government that functions to provide benefits to all sections in the State. Many parties make many promises during elections. But, they are not to be seen after the elections. On the contrary, we are fulfilling all the promises made during the last Assembly elections,” he said. He said the DMK government withdrew the cases registered against the government employees during the earlier regime.