Musiri, Apr 13 UNI | 3 months ago

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today alleged that the 10-year Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) rule had only brought immense misery to the commonman due to its wrong economic policies.

Seeking a decisive mandate for her party in the Lok Sabha polls which are scheduled to be on April 24, she also accused the Congress and DMK of betraying Tamil Nadu on the Cauvery, water dispute, campaigning for the AIADMK's Perambalur Lok Sabha constitutency Maruthairaj at an election meeting held here today.

Ms Jayalalithaa said the country had witnessed steep price rise, inflation, decrease in agriculture production and constant fuel price hike in the 10-year UPA rule. Despite the step-motherly attitude of the Centre towards Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK government went ahead implementing various welfare schemes for the benefit of the people, she added.

Launching a scathing attack on the Congress-led UPA government and appealing to the voters to end family rule at the Centre, and Ms jayalalithaa called upon the electorate to empower her to play a prime role in the new government by giving a clear mandate in favour of the AIADMK in the Lok Sabha elections.

Ms Jayalalithaa also called upon the people to support the

AIADMK's candidates to teach an unforgettable lesson to the Congress and the DMK and to make the country number one in all fields.

She said the Tamils should support the AIADMK candidates in the election to strengthen the party to play the key role in the formation of the Central government 'which would elevate India to super power status with its holistic development'.

She, further, said the defence forces had become defenceless under the current dispensation at the Centre.

She said if a change at the Centre took place, the issue of Tamil as an official language and its usage in the Madras High Court would be resolved.

The mandate for a vital national role for the party will enable it to safeguard the welfare of Tamil Nadu, such as forming the Cauvery Management Board to solve the river-water sharing dispute with Karnataka, she added.

Ms Jayalalithaa said the zeal seen among the voters now to root out the Congress and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in the ensuiong Lok Sabha elections.

India will shine and Tamil Nadu will glitter if the voters elect all the 40 candidates of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in the Lok Sabha elections so as to enable the party to form part of the Central government, she added.

(Posted on 13-04-2014)