November 12, 2016
The State unit BJP chief, Tamilisai Soundararjan, today alleged that Rs. 100 and 50 notes collected from the public by various government departments in the State is being distributed to the voters in Thanjavur, Aravakkurichi and Thirupparankundram constituencies where elections are slated for November 19.
Addressing the media persons here today, she urged the Election Commission to take action “if this information is found to be true”.
“The objective of demonetisation of Rs 500 and 1000 notes by the Centre is to root out the black money. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dealt with the issue with an iron hand. It is a very big revolution. We should be careful that black does not sprout in another form,” she said.
On the scrapping of coal bed methane project by the union government, she said that the government had scrapped the project understanding the feelings of delta farmers. Tamilisai took a dig at DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin for his reported remarks that the project was scrapped following his party’s opposition to it.
“It is funny that Stalin claims that the project was scrapped because of DMK’s agitation. The farmers have been fighting against the project for over six years. It is just two years since the BJP assumed office. The DMK which was part of the UPA government at centre. Why did it not happen then?” she said.
The DMK, AIADMK and the Congress were using the farmers as a mere vote-bank. “No permanent solution was found to any water project during the UPA rule. But, the BJP-led central government has scrapped the CBM project and banned the construction of any dam across Siruvani river in the larger interests of farmers of Tamil Nadu,” she said.