Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam treasurer M. K. Stalin on Wednesday accused the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam of doing nothing for the people in its three-year tenure so far. The DMK had a list of schemes and projects to its credit but the AIADMK could not claim any achievement on this front.
Amid chanting of slogans hailing him and his father, M. Karunanidhi, he launched his campaign for the party’s Sriperumbudur candidate, S. Jagathrakshagan, at West Tambaram. Mr. Stalin said it was the DMK that commissioned work on the underground drainage system at a cost of Rs. 166 crore and water supply improvement scheme at Rs. 36 crore.
He reminded the voters that work on the Rs.4.6 crore Tambaram bus terminus at Sanatorium was also commissioned during the DMK regime. He charged the AIADMK with running a regime of “empty promises.”
Earlier, campaigning across Pallavaram and Alandur, Mr. Stalin reached out to the minorities, stating that voting for the DMK-led alliance would safeguard their interests and also that of other socially backward sections.
He came down heavily on the AIADMK government for its failure to contain rise in prices of essential commodities and construction materials. The victory of the DMK-led alliance in the State would ensure a secular government at the Centre, he said.