Nagapattinam (Tamil Nadu): Asserting that Tamil Nadu wants to be free from the clutches of the successive governance of the AIADMK and DMK, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday highlighted the developments in the BJP-ruled states to lure the people and added that the saffron party aims at eradicating poverty and upliftment of backward sections of the society.
“Don’t you deserve clean drinking water supply after so many years of independence? I have come to ask you to vote for development,” Prime Minister Modi said while addressing an election rally here.
“I want to ask you a question. Do you get 24 hours power supply at your homes, shops, schools etc? All the BJP-ruled states get 24 hours electricity. All the BJP-ruled states focus only on one thing which is development. Development in terms of betterment of education, employment, welfare of poor,” he added.
Prime Minister Modi also used the occasion to highlight the scams, which took place during the previous regime.
“When the previous government was in power, there were many instances of corruption. Even coal wasn’t spared then there was 2G,” he said.
The poling for 234 seats Tamil Nadu assembly will be held on May 16.
The votes will be counted on May 19.
Fortunes of several leaders and their kin will be tested in this assembly election.
The prominent faces in this election are five-time MLA M K Stalin, the DMK Treasurer and son of its chief M Karunanidhi, and Anbumani Ramadoss, son of PMK founder S Ramadoss.
93-year-old Karunanidhi himself is seeking re-election from his native Tiruvarur in the coming polls as he eyes a sixth term as chief minister.
The tenure of 14th Assembly of Tamil Nadu ends on May 22 this year.
There are over 5.79 crore voters in the electoral rolls and 65,616 polling stations in Tamil Nadu.