Party president MK Stalin said in Tiruppur on Sunday that the DMK would pay special attention to industrial development and revival of micro, small and medium enterprises after the formation of the government.
He addressed voters in four assembly constituencies – Tiruppur North, Tiruppur South, Avinashi and Palladam.Angal Thogudhil Stalin‘ (Stalin in his constituency) campaign.
Stating that the industries in Tiruppur were adversely affected in the last five years due to the “wrong economic policies” of the central government such as demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST), he accused Palaniswamy of Chief Minister Idadi. Not meeting industrialists in the area affected by COVID-19-induced lockdown.
The city of Tiruppur, which was once known as the “Dollar City” due to foreign exchange generated through exports, has now turned into a “sluggish city”, Mr. Stalin said.
He further accused Mr. Palaniswami of taking credit for the inauguration of the Ethikvadu-indestructible groundwater recharge and drinking water supply scheme, when former Chief Minister M.K. Preliminary works were done by Karunanidhi during the former DMK regime. Stating that the plan was incomplete in its present form, he assured voters that the DMK would implement the scheme in full, once in power.
Mr. Stalin said that questioning the AIADMK government not presenting a white paper on the number of investments and jobs attracted to the state, Mr. Palaniswami said that the state had been turned into a “sanctuary of corruption”. In nine years, the state government has not fulfilled any of the promises made in its ‘Vision 2023’ strategic plan, unveiled in 2012 by former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.