Taking a dig at the government for announcing increased power cuts in the state, Ms Jayalalithaa, in a statement here, alleged that the state was going backwards not only in electricity department, but also in industries, information and communication technology, agricutlure and other areas. The advertisement given by the state government in all leading newspapers on the prevailing power crisis in the state showed the ineffective governance of the DMK regime, headed by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, she charged.
Claiming that the advertisement showed that the state was going towards the path of darkness, Ms Jayalalithaa said the Chief Minister had lost the moral responsbility to continue in office.
Stating that people were yearning for a change in the governance, Ms Jayalalithaa urged Mr Karunanidhi to dissolve the state Assembly and pave way for good governance that would take the state to the developmental path and serve the needs of the people.
Criticising the DMK for lavish use of electricity for all its functions, she said due to shortage of power, industries and companies have started using diesel to meet their electricity requirements, which in turn led to diesel scarcity, a fact admitted by the government itself.
''But the Karunanidhi government is not keen in addressing these issues,'' she alleged.