COIMBATORE/TIRUPUR:Continuing with his tirade against Vijayakant, PMK chief ministerial candidate Anbumani Ramadoss here on Monday sought to know the whereabouts of the DMDK leader. “Though Vijayakant has been selected as the chief ministerial candidate of the People’s Welfare Alliance (PWA), nobody knows his whereabouts,” he told reporters at the Coimbatore International Airport, after he reached the city to participate in a party meeting in Tirupur on Tuesday.
“Earlier, the PWA leaders said that they would announce their chief ministerial candidate only after the Assembly election. However, they have accepted DMDK leader Vijayakant as their CM candidate and even the PWA has changed the front’s name to accommodate team Vijayakant. DMDK leader and Vijayakant’s wife Premalatha is not talking about the PWA. She is talking only about the DMDK’s election manifesto. Despite that, Vijayakant was announced as the chief ministerial candidate and nobody knows his whereabouts. However I have been meeting the public in every district of the State,” Anbumani told reporters, while responding to a query on the differences between the leaders in the PWA.
“We are getting good response from the public. They want young and educated Chief Minister for the State and without a film industry background. Similarly, women believe that liquor prohibition is possible only if the PMK is voted to power. We have proposed separate budget for farmers. Similarly, each and every day, our hope is increasing and it is sure that we will win the Assembly elections,” he claimed He said they are contesting in all the 234 constituencies. “We will announce our list of candidates at the earliest,” he said.
Speaking in Tirupur in the Ungal Oor Ungal Anbumani event, organised to discuss the various issues of Tirupur, Coimbatore and the Nilgiris districts, he said a Lok Ayukta will be established in the state within six months if the party is elected to power. He also promised to seize the properties of corrupt politicians and bureaucrats, a proposal that is dominating the campaigns of the People’s Welfare Alliance as well. Stating that the power shortage has lead to the closure of thousands of MSME units in the region, he said the Athikadavu-Avinashi underground, Pandiyaru-Punnambuzha wand Nallaru-Anaimalaiyaru water projects will be realised in the region. He also said he will try to find a solution to the drop in market price of tea leaves, cultivated in the Nilgiris. Meeting the press later, Anbumani said his party was not in need of any alliance.