The DMK would dedicate first 100 days of its government to solve on a war-footing issues concerning the people in Tamil Nadu, party Chief MK Stalin assured on Monday. He also said he will embark on a 30-day “Ungal Thoguthiyil Stalin” tour, where he will visit all 234 assembly constituencies in the state from January 29 onwards.
This was his “promise”, Mr Stalin, who recently ended his first phase of pre-poll state-wide tour addressing people’s grama sabha meetings in villages. During his visit to the assembly constituencies, the DMK chief will receive petitions from people on local issues and an acknowledgement will be given to them so that a follow up action would be ensured, said the Leader of Opposition in the state assembly, set to go for polls in April-May.
Those who cannot attend such meetings may share their grievances online through a dedicated website, a mobile app or a phone line. A separate department under him will be created to process petitions at a district-wise level and ensure all issues are addressed.
Lashing out at the ruling AIADMK, his party’s arch rival, Mr Stalin said during its ten year rule starting 2011, Tamil Nadu “has slipped to abysmal depths in all sectors”, including investment and employment generation, while the state’s debt burden stood at ₹ 5 lakh crore. There were no new schemes even in the assembly segments of the chief minister, his deputy and the other Ministers, he alleged.