PENNAGARAM: If the DMK government continues its anti-people policy, nobody can prevent youth from joining the Maoist path, Vaiko, General Secretary, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, has said.
He was here to attend an election campaign meeting in support of R. Anbalagan, AIADMK candidate, on Sunday.
Mr. Vaiko said if the DMK bribed voters, it would definitely encourage the people's representatives to indulge in malpractices for making money. He described the Pennagaram by-election as Kurukshetra battle where the voters who believe in democratic values would defeat the money and muscle power.
Mr. Vaiko said the DMK was distributing money and gifts to the voters with police assistance.
The law and order situation in the State had deteriorated, he said. As many as 28 women were murdered in Chennai alone.
The State and the Central government had failed to control the rising prices of essential commodities. Though River Cauvery flows through Pennagaram, the people were suffering to get safe drinking water.
Whenever the DMK was in power in the State, the government forced the people experience frequent power cut.
He also condemned the governments for betraying the people by helping Sri Lankan President Rajapaksha for genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka.
In his address, R. Nallakkanu, leader of the Communist Party of India, urged the voters not to pledge democracy for money and teach a fitting lesson to the government, which betrayed the people in Cauvery issue.
He said that the Karunanidhi Government had failed to impress its ally at the Centre to pressurise Karnataka to abide by the Cauvery Tribunal final order.