Though they may be in different alliances, all the candidates field by various parties for the upcoming LS election to be held on April 24, shared a common dais at an event here on Saturday. In fact, the ‘meet your candidates’ session provided a platform for the candidates to list out their promises and for the electorate to make clear their expectations.
At the interactive session organised by Federation of Consumer and Service Organisations, all the candidates, who are all sons of the soil, promised to upgrade the Tiruchy GH on par with the AIIMS and improvement of the integrated bus stand. The participants and organisers pointed out that the upgradation of the GH, which was originally sanctioned for Tiruchy, was shifted to Salem for some reason. Similarly, the central university meant for Rock City was also moved to Tiruvarur and Madurai got the High Court Bench. Most of the schemes announced for development of Tiruchy were being intentionally shifted to other districts as there was no strong politician to promote the interests of this key central district, charged the Federation president M Sekaran.
Sarubala R Thondaiman (Congress), promised to bring a government college and hospital in Pudukkottai. Similarly, she also assured to get a cashew nut factory at Gandharvakottai.
S Sridhar (CPM), who also vowed to work for the GH upgradation project and promised to work for an integrated bus stand, ring road facility and expansion of the airport.
DMDK MLA Senthil Kumar, who spoke on behalf of their candidate AMG Vijaykumar, said his party candidate would work to bring an integrated bus stand and service lane at Tiruverumbur.
Similarly, MNU Anbalagan (DMK) promised to complete the UGD projects, JNNURM schemes and would work for the development of the constituency.
Ravi (Aam Admi Party), who was clearly in line with his party’s policies, said that ensuring corruption free services and employment to educated youth would be his main focus.