G. Srinivasan

TIRUVARUR: The DMK government since the time of Annadurai has kept all the promises it made to the people, said the Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi here on Wednesday.

Renaming of Madras State as Tamil Nadu, according legal status to self-respect marriages, providing house site pattas to farm labourers, following two-language formula in protest against imposition of Hindi were some of the promises that had been kept, the Chief Minister said, addressing a public meeting organised by the party’s district unit to thank him for establishing the Central University of Tamil Nadu at Tiruvarur.

He also listed as promises fulfilled by the DMK regime supply of rice to BPL families at Re. 1 a kg, waiver of farm loans to the tune of Rs.7,000 crore, reservation for the Arundatiyar community – a sub-sect of Dalits – and safeguarding the rights of transgenders. Mr. Karunanidhi termed an achievement the State’s success in securing the Central University for Tamil Nadu. Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, State Ministers Durai Murugan and Arcot N. Veerasamy, Union Minister of State for Finance S.S. Palanimanickam, State Minister for Dairy Development U. Mathivanan, and Rajya Sabha Member Kanimozhi spoke.