CHENNAI: The Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa on Thursday urged the party workers to explain the welfare measures taken by her government for the poor and downtrodden and the State government’s achievements on all fronts in the last four and a half years.
Addressing the party members and workers at the general council meeting in Thiruvanmiyur, Jayalalithaa said, “Since our intentions are good and pure and we are concerned about people’s welfare, our victory at the hustings is also stable and firm.”Giving a pep talk to boost the morale of the party workers, Jayalalithaa said every AIADMK worker should feel proud that the party had a unique history. She highlighted the list of achievements including notification of the final verdict of the Cauvery Water Tribunal, the Supreme Court verdict on increasing the storage level of Mullaiperiyar dam to 142 feet, introduction of Amma salt, Amma mineral water, Amma Cement, Amma Pharmacies and more, Jayalalithaa said the party cadre should explain these to the public. During the past four and a half years, except in 2012 when drought prevailed, the State had been achieved higher and higher goals in foodgrain production. Above all, power shortage had been totally removed and new investments worth `2.42 lakh crore had been promised by various companies at the Global Investors Meet. “In a nutshell, the AIADMK government has been working in a manner where one cannot find any fault. But those who oppose us, particularly the DMK, have been unleashing canards to malign this government. The AIADMK workers should thwart their attempts by taking facts to the public,” she added.
Earlier, Jayalalithaa was given a rousing welcome by the party cadre on her way from Poes Garden to the general council meeting venue. Party’s presidium chairman E Madhusudanan and treasurer O Panneerselvam received her at the venue. Jayalalithaa requested Madhusudanan to preside over the meeting. Housing Minister R Vaithilingam welcomed the GC and EC members. Social Welfare Minister B Valarmathi read out the resolutions. Finance Minister O Panneerselvam presented the financial statement. A resolution condoled the death of 585 party cadre who had ended their lives unable to bear the developments that followed the verdict of a Bangalore court.
The resolution also condoled the passing away of APJ Abdul Kalam; a Tamil scholar in Japan, Noboru Karashima; actors S S Rajendran, V S Raghavan, and Manorama; film director K Balachander; music director MS Viswanathan; Mandolin Srinivas; industrialist MAM Ramasamy; Pollachi N Mahalingam and flautist N Ramani.