The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) candidates should be defeated in the Lok Sabha polls since people were frustrated by its shoddy performance in the last three years, said DMK MP Kanimozhi.

Canvassing votes for her party candidate for Tuticorin constituency P. Jegan here on Monday, she said people were eagerly waiting for a chance to show their resentment. Taking pride in DMK president M. Karunanidhi’s initiative in implementing the Sethusamudram Project, she said it could create plenty of job opportunities and promote industrialisation and economic growth in the southern region of Tamil Nadu.

The project would lead to development of sea ports. But Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was opposing it. Stalling such an economically significant project would only benefit the Sri Lanka government, she said.

Ms. Kanimozhi said the DMK could take credit for initiating efforts to establish a rocket launching site at Kulasekarapatnam in this district. Though the DMK was not in power, Mr. Karunanidhi was thinking about the welfare of people. It was he who sent a letter to the authorities concerned demanding implementation of the rocket launching project at Kulasekarapatnam. But the AIADMK seldom bothered about development projects.

The DMK government brought industrial investments to the tune of Rs. 75,000 crore in the State. But, in the last three years, the industrial sector had taken a severe beating due to unprecedented power cuts.

Moreover, there was no safety for women in the society and people were living with fear in the wake of daily occurrences of rape, murder, burglary, house break-ins and chain-snatching incidents, she said.