COIMBATORE: ChChief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday said an announcement on the launch date of Rs 1,000 monthly honorarium for women heads of families would be made in the ensuing State Budget next month.
On a whirlwind tour in Erode, campaigning for DMK front candidate EVKS Elangovan of Congress, Stalin said, if the AIADMK had left the State with a better financial situation, the DMK would have implemented the scheme soon after coming to power.
“AIADMK not only left an empty treasury after looting but also a huge debt burden on the State. Now, the DMK is setting right the financial situation. An announcement will be made while tabling the Budget in the second week of March from when Rs 1,000 honorarium will be distributed among the women heads of families,” he told voters at Sampath Nagar.
Referring to charges by AIADMK interim general secretary ‘Edappadi’ K Palaniswami that DMK has not fulfilled any of its poll promises, Stalin said, “Almost 85 per cent of poll promises were fulfilled in the last one and a half years. Though announcements were made with a vision to be implemented in five years, all the schemes will be accomplished within three years,” the CM said, adding all efforts were being taken to get exemption from NEET for Tamil Nadu students.
Taking a dig at Edappadi K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam for covering up the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, Stalin said investigations into the Kodanad heist-cum-murder, which occurred when EPS was the chief minister, has been speeded up and the culprits will soon be sent to jail.
Claiming that the DMK’s alliance with Congress and other parties is based on principles, Stalin said the coalition will continue for Lok Sabha polls to safeguard the nation and language.
Asking the voters to ensure victory of EVKS Elangovan by a huge margin, CM Stalin sought to ensure that the AIADMK candidate lose the deposit.
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