CHENNAI: Minister for Industries Thangam Thennarasu slammed former chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami’s remarks over the DMK’s poll promises, saying the latter was raising allegations against the party to gain political mileage despite Chief Minister MK Stalin disclosing the details of fulfilled poll promises.
The minister added that Palaniswami was blabbering on and on as he fears his party’s defeat in the upcoming rural local body elections in nine districts in the State. Replying to Palaniswami’s charges that the DMK government was only implementing the AIADMK government’s schemes and projects, the minister enquired the status of 110 announcements made during the AIADMK government. He alleged that the AIADMK had allocated only a partial amount for 348 out of its 537 announcements, and no funds for 143 of them.
The minister warned that a fitting lesson would be taught to the AIADMK joint coordinator if he does not stop spreading false propaganda against the DMK government. Speaking about the co-operative bank jewellery-loan scam, Thennarasu said the minister for cooperation had already elaborated on the details of how the jewel loan was misused by the AIADMK functionaries, who are holding posts in co-operative banks. He added that appropriate action would be taken against the culprits.
Meanwhile, AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam on Sunday questioned the State government’s claim that they have…