Chennai, Dec 5: While people in Chennai continue to battle the floods and the devastation that comes with it, the state government has suddenly caught everybody's attention and for all the wrong reasons.
According to a TOI report, many people took to Twitter and complained that relief material was being allowed only in certain areas in the state. The condition- mandatory stickers of Amma (Jayalalithaa) on the packages.
It is pathetic to see ADMK people branding the flood relief materials with 'AMMA' sticker. When the whole Tamil Nadu is...Posted by Srinivas Aravind on Friday, 4 December 2015
AIADMK came under severe fire from people who have been awaiting some sort of help from the state government as well as Centre. However, AIADMK clarified that this was a politically motivated gimmick by the Opposition.
PROOF 1 : கடலூர்😬😦NGO/ Public donated rice are transferred to White bags and Amma strikers are struck on it ! pic.twitter.com/fuzOVnyBOM— TVA ;-) (@Mangathadaww) December 4, 2015
Ila sticker lu ready ga pettukuni NGO lu trchina vaati meeda amma photos antinchi amma pampinattu coloring anta..Thu pic.twitter.com/rkgQUZYCo1— .... (@ynakg) December 4, 2015
Bro's Blore colleagues are driving relief material lorry to Chennai, but are being harassed at checkpoints to put up AIADMK posters on lorry— St_Hill (@St_Hill) December 5, 2015
According to the report, citizens even heckled senior ministers like Natham Viswanathan, Sellur Raju and Gokul Indira.
Many even claimed that six Cuddalore-bound trucks coming from Coimbatore were stopped by a group of people at Sriperumbudur and Amma stickers were forcibly pasted on every relief material before the vehicles were cleared.
Military and NDRF teams are on the ground rescuing people, and providing relief materials to those in need.