April 8, 2019
Coimbatore : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Edapadi K Palanisamy Sunday accused political parties, particularly DMK president M K Stalin of resorting to cheap politics over the incidents of sexual harassment of girl students in Polllachi. In his campaign at different places, including Pollachi in the district, seeking votes for the AIADMK candidate, C Mahendran, Palanisamy said that Stalin should not raise the issue as the case had already been handed over to CBI.
Some political parties were trying to take political advantage out of this incident, he said and termed them as ‘political traders.’
Stating that the Government was committed to ensure that such types of incidents were not repeated in future, he said that Government would bring the culprits to book and give. strict punishment to them.
Referring to the remarks made by Stalin on the need for a strict legislation to protect women, Palanisamy said that former chief minister Jayalalithaa had enacted such a law in 2012 itself.
Addressing a rally at Kuniyamuthur in the city, Palanisamy said that Stalin had insulted a State minister S P Velumani by accusing him of corruption. “Every body knows how Stalin became an MLA and Deputy Chief minister. We have come to the top post only after holding small posts.
He said that Tamil Nadu was awarded as the best State for maintaining law and order and the R S Puram station in Coimbatore was adjudged as the best station among 15,000 stations across the country.
Criticizing the DMK Manifesto, Palanisamy said that the party was giving false promises and wanted to win by fooling the people and trying to capture power through the backdoor, while the promises made by AIADMK like free mixies, grinder, gold for thali, marriage assistance and also welfare schemes for students, were fulfilled.
Where was the two acres of land DMK had promised, he asked and told the public not fall a prey to such false promises..
The AIADMK government had given Rs.1,000 as pongal gift and it will provide Rs.2,000 to the workers after the elections, he said, adding that concrete houses will be constructed for the benefit of poor families.
Stating that the Government was committed to provide security to the minority communities and had provided rs.6 crore for Haj pilgrimage, when the subsidy was stopped by the centre and also providing rice during the fasting season..
AIADMK had clearly stated that it will support the Triple Talaq bill only with certain amendment and refused to support it in the Parliament, he said.
Earlier at a public meeting, Palanisamy stopped his speech for a while and asked the people to give way to an ambulance which received loud appreciation from the public at Madathukulam.
There was the need to have a strong leader like Narendra Modi to protect the National security, he said
He also addressed a meeting in Ukkadam seeking votes for the BJP candidate C P Radhakrishnan.