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‘People need employment, not freebies’

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Premalatha, wife of DMDK leader Vijayakant, slammed successive AIADMK and DMK governments for the pathetic economic situation in the State.

Slamming successive AIADMK and DMK governments for the pathetic economic situation in the State, Premalatha, wife of DMDK leader Vijayakant, said what the people in the State needed employment opportunities and better quality of life and not freebies.

“People should understand that the freebies are given from the taxpayer's money. Don't vote for cash. Give DMDK one chance to govern so as to help the State wriggle out of the Rs 4.5 lakh crore debt.

“We assure that DMDK, if voted to power, would create job opportunities that would automatically improve the purchasing power of the people. It would also focus on improving basic amenities”, she said.

She also promised that DMDK would ensure that essential commodities supplied through public distribution system reached the doorsteps of consumers.

Ms. Premalatha was leading a DMDK agitation in front of Tirupur Corporation office on Monday against the recent increase in drinking water supply tariff by the Corporation.

“It is a horrendous decision to raise the charges steeply at a time when residents are facing water scarcity”, she said.

Ms. Premalatha further added that Tirupur knitwear cluster has grown all these years only by the exemplary entrepreneurial qualities displayed by the industrialists and not because of the government.

“River Noyyal passing through the city is polluted and industrialists in Tirupur are facing infrastructure problems that include choked roads and power failures”.

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