Quit if you cannot steer the state on development path, Stalin tells EPS

DMK working president MK Stalin on Wednesday asked chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to demit office if he cannot steer the state on the path of development.
DMK working President MK Stalin
DMK working President MK Stalin

Chennai

Referring to the survey of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion of the Centre, which put the total investment attracted by Tamil Nadu in 2017 at Rs 1,574 crore, much less than Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, Stalin said that it was an insult to Tamil Nadu as far as industrial growth was concerned.
Pointing out that not even 50 per cent of MoUs signed in 2017 have translated into potential investment, the DMK working president said the state government should first attempt to give effect to the 98 MoUs signed during the first edition of the Global investors meet (GIM) before contemplating roadshows in Dubai or the second edition of the GIM. 
Advising the Chief Minister to change the position of Tamil Nadu in the national industrial map, Stalin said the ruling AIADMK, if it is unable to change the industrial climate and woo investors to the state, should volunteer and demit office instead of spoiling the industrial sector.
Opposition Leader to lead human chain protest in Pudukkottai 
MK Stalin would once again skip Chennai during a major offensive against the Centre and state on the Cauvery issue. He will lead the human chain protest at Pudukkottai on April 23, while parent party Dravidar Kazhgam president K Veermani will lead the show in Chennai. Stalin had stayed away from the state capital even on April 12, when the DMK-led Opposition had led black flag protests during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city on April 12. Stalin along with other opposition leaders had participated in the black flag protests in Cuddalore then. During a couple of Cauvery protests in the recent months, Stalin had preferred to camp in the delta districts instead of the state capital.

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