DMK Stalin says Centre dividing States, State government is dividing districts
DMK president MK Stalin said that Centre is dividing of State and State government is dividing districts. He also added that 'We are not against bifurcation of districts but it must be done according to the wishes of the people.'
Stalin visited the several flood areas, while he expressed, “I visited Nilgiris realising my responsibility as Opposition leader, and announced a relief package of Rs 10 crore, utilising the constituency development funds of MPs and MLAs. But Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami says I went there for publicity. Do I still need publicity?” He asked.
He also said, “Let us both visit a village without any guards and let’s see whom the villagers identify.” Meanwhile, “If we are to go by the majority, then at least 20 MLAs of the ruling party, including Ministers, won by a margin of fewer than 4,000 votes.”
In 2016, when Jayalalithaa came to power, the AIADMK won 133 seats. In 2019, their majority has been reduced to 123 seats, while the DMK has increased its representatives from 89 to 100,” he said.
Mr Stalin said “Global Investors Meet was conducted by Jayalalithaa in 2015 and they announced that the State would be receiving investments to the tune of 2.42 lakh crore. We demanded the government then to table a White Paper regarding the investments and what percentage had been realised. Even Mr Palaniswami conducted a global summit and announced that agreement had been signed for investments for Rs 5 lakh, but even they are not ready the details.”
Mr. Stalin said “As Chief Minister, he (Palaniswami) should have spent Ministers or met the Prime Minister in person and discussed the issue. But without doing that he is planning to travel abroad to attract investments and this is shameful.” Stalin said “Periyar had said he faced severe ailments at the age of 90, but he made the most of his travel at that age. Hence, Anna called him a legend.”
On the Kashmir issue, Mr. Stalin said “We protested since it was undemocratic, and we were called anti-nationals. We are agents of democracy.” He further stated that the centre has done it just to hide from the nations economic issues.