DMK slams Jayalalithaa over deteriorating law and order situation in Tamil Nadu
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday lashed out at Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
Addressing party workers at a protest rally in Chennai city, DMK president M. Karunanidhi said that there was surge in the crime rate in the state.
"I would like to quote with statistics that since the time Jayalalithaa has come into power, the crime in the state has multiplied. She took charge in May 2011, since that time, the unresolved killings that have taken place in Tamil Nadu have been 928, and there have been 768 homicide cases, chain snatchings have been 476," said Karunanidhi.
"With such startling crime records, how can she claim that her governance has been appreciated, honoured and that is the most effective peaceful governance than any other state? If she comes across these statistics, she will herself have to admit that she has publicly lied in the meeting yesterday," he added.
Earlier on Monday, Jayalalithaa had said that the state's law and order machinery was taking adequate steps to curb illegal mining and in the last 14 months left wing extremism and religious fundamentalism have not been allowed to prosper in the Tamil Nadu.