AIADMK and DMK stalling Lok Ayukta: Vijayakant

DMDK president Vijayakanth addressing an election campaign in Karur on Monday. Photo: R.M. Rajarathinam   | Photo Credit: R_M_RAJARATHINAM;R_M_RAJARATHINAM - R_M_RAJARATHINAM


‘Jayalalithaa trying to obliterate name of M.G.R’

The AIADMK and the DMK are stalling the establishment of Lok Ayukta in Tamil Nadu as both the parties are breeding corruption, said the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam founder Vijayakant.

Addressing an election rally here on Monday, Mr. Vijayakant alleged that besides failing the electorate and cheating the people with empty, undelivered promises, both the parties have managed to prevent the establishment of Lok Ayukta, the constitutional body that could go into corruption in high places.

On the fishermen issue, Mr. Vijayakant countered the claims of the AIADMK and the DMK as the saviours of the sea-farers asking if they were responsible for the well being of the fisher folk, then who were responsible for their miseries at the hand of the Sri Lankan forces.

Exhorting the voters to vote the BJP’s Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister for a better tomorrow, the DMDK leader cautioned the public against supporting the AIADMK or the DMK. Ridiculing Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s bid to become Prime Minister Mr. Vijayakant wondered if she was planning yet another toppling act like the one she performed to dump Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Coming down heavily on Ms. Jayalalithaa, Mr. Vijayakant said that she was trying to obliterate the name of late Chief Minister M.G.R from public memory by arrogating to herself the name for various government welfare schemes and programmes. Mr. Vijayakant criticised the sitting Karur MP, the AIADMK’s M.Thambidurai, for failing to visit the constituency often.

“People are expecting and yearning for some development activities from their elected representatives. The sitting Karur MP has failed them miserably,’’ he said.

He reminded the Karur electorate that important public issues such as solving the vexed dyeing problem, drinking water scarcity and efforts at value addition for banana and moringa that were the mainstay of the agrarian economy were remaining unresolved. Their vote this time must change the situation, Mr. Vijayakant urged the electorate.

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