TN govt has failed on several fronts: Jaya

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Chennai, May 14 (UNI) The opposition AIADMK General Secretary and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today charged the DMK government with failing on several fronts, as it completes two years in office.

In a statement here, she said the people of the state were suffering on all fronts for the past two years, eversince the DMK came to power on May 13, 2006.

Ms Jayalalithaa said the day was not far off when the people would express their anger against the government.

She said the people were facing problems because of the spiralling prices of essential commodities, rise in milk price, construction materials, hike in property and water taxes, power crisis, non-availability of oil and pulses in fair price shops, fertiliser scarcity and denial of farm loans.

She said the DMK government also failed to preserve law and order as there was intrusion of the banned LTTE and naxalites into the state, besides looting of arms in police stations by extremists, communal clashes, desecration of statutes of leaders, tapping of phones of Opposition leaders and officials.

Ms Jayalalithaa blamed the DMK government for indirectly hiking the bus fare, allowing sale of lottery tickets, after it was banned during her regime, hiking the fees for medical and engineering courses and for not providing the basic facilities in government hospitals.

The DMK government betrayed the state farmers by failing to get gazetted, the final award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal and failed to increase water level in the Mullaiperiyar dam, despite a favourable order from the Supreme Court.

The DMK government failed to find a solution when the Andhra Pradesh government was trying to build a check dam across Palar and Ponnaiyaru and abandoned the Hogenakkal drinking water project, she alleged.


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