Erode (East) bypoll | DMK launched a worst war on the people: G.K. Vasan

It has hiked the price of milk, power and property tax, says TMC leader

Updated - February 14, 2023 01:01 pm IST

Published - February 13, 2023 09:21 pm IST - ERODE

Tamil Maanila Congress president G.K. Vasan seeking votes for AIADMK’s K.S. Thennarasu in Erode on February 13, 2023

Tamil Maanila Congress president G.K. Vasan seeking votes for AIADMK’s K.S. Thennarasu in Erode on February 13, 2023 | Photo Credit: M. GOVARTHAN

Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) president G.K. Vasan on Monday charged that the DMK government had launched a worst war on the people by hiking the price of milk, power and property tax and asked the electors to teach a lesson in the byelection to Erode (East) Assembly constituency.

Seeking votes for AIADMK candidate K.S. Thennarasu, Mr. Vasan claimed that the DMK was responsible for creating economic burden on the people and the war was worse than the Russia-Ukraine war. He said problems were plenty for the people and for various sectors in the State as the DMK had made “false promises”, “cheated them” and came to power.

“We need Prime Minister Narendra Modi to retain office after the Lok Sabha elections in 2024 and AIADMK interim general secretary Edappadi K. Palaniswami to assume office as the Chief Minister,” he said, adding that the byelection was the foundation for the two things to happen.

Mr. Vasan said though the byelection was unexpected, results would be as expected and would be a warning bell and a shock to the rulers in the State. Making a scathing attack on the DMK, he said there was no transparency in the government. Kangaroo courts, corruption, drugs and worsening law and order situation needed to be changed. “Both TMC and AIADMK joined hands to form a victory strategy,” he said and felt things would change only if Mr. Palaniswami became the Chief Minister again.

He urged the Election Commission of India to monitor the byelection carefully as the DMK had started to violate the model code of conduct. “Election officials should not be a spectator and if they fail to take action, people will arise,” he said.

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