Stalin faults AIADMK for power crisis in TN

January 06, 2014 11:18 am | Updated November 16, 2021 09:23 pm IST - PALANI:

DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin addressing a public meeting in Palani on Sunday. Photo: G. Karthikeyan

DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin addressing a public meeting in Palani on Sunday. Photo: G. Karthikeyan

Persistent power cuts were the only achievement of the AIADMK government. If the State government had implemented power projects chalked by the previous DMK government properly, Tamil Nadu would not have faced such critical situation, said DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin.

Addressing a public meeting here on Sunday, he said that the previous DMK government had chalked out new power projects in order to generate 7,768 MW power at an estimated cost of Rs.26,642 crore in 2010.

When Jayalalithaa came to power in 2011, she did not implement it because the credit would go to DMK president M. Karunanidhi. As a result, the State had been reeling under acute power crisis, he said.

Referring to the talk of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s name being proposed for becoming the Prime Minister, Mr. Stalin said that the Chief Minister, who “could not fulfil the basic needs of people of a State and control price rise,” was dreaming for the highest post of the country.

“It would remain a dream,” he added.

The DMK leader said that transferring IPS and IAS officers, shifting ministers and attempts to stop uniform education were her other achievements. The number of students who achieved cent per cent in many subjects and number of toppers in SSLC and plus two exams were due to the implementation of equality education, Mr. Stalin said.

“Ms. Jayalalithaa did not fulfil even 30 per cent of her promises made in the AIADMK election manifesto,” he charged.

In his special address, party leader I. Periasamy flayed the police for succumbing to the pressures of the ruling party.

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