People should throw out the “corrupt DMK” out of power to establish a good government in the State, said Desiya Murpokku Dravidar Kazhagam leader Vijayakant on Saturday.
Beginning his election campaign at Oddanchatram and touring Dharmathupatti, Kannivadi and Chinnalapatti, the actor-turned-politician said that corruption had become deep-rooted and development and economic growth took a back seat during the DMK rule.
Weavers in Chinnalapatti had been languishing owing to escalation in prices of raw materials and sharp increase in prices of essential commodities.
With no work, the condition of weavers of Chinnlapatti was very pathetic because of the wrong policies of the government. The lock industry had remained locked and tanneries were facing trouble.
Spinning industry was struggling too. But the DMK government did not take efforts to sort out the problems. Similar situation was prevailing all over the State, he added.
Mr. Karunanidhi was trying to hoodwink people by making “false propaganda” against the opposition to suppress his corruption charges and setbacks.
He was making false promises that could not be executed by anyone. People should be vigilant while casting their votes, he advised. When officials performed their duty and maintained law and order well in the State, Mr. Karunanidhi called it an emergency situation, the DMDK leader said in response to the Chief Minister's comments on EC's stringent norms.
He campaigned for the AIADMK candidate, K.S.N. Venugopal in Palani, S. Palanisamy in Oddanchatram, and DMDK candidate S.RK. Balasubramani in Athoor.