AIADMK Kickstarts Poll Campaign With a Bang

Saadhanai Vilakka Latchiya Perani begins in TN; aims to take government’s achievements to people; opposition parties in total disarray over tie-ups

Published: 07th January 2016 05:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th January 2016 05:17 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: Aiming to win all 234 Assembly constituencies in the ensuing elections, the ruling AIADMK on Wednesday kickstarted its Saadhanai Vilakka Latchiya Perani, a rally that aims to take the achievements of the State government to the people across the State even as the opposition parties are groping in the dark to forge alliances for the upcoming elections.

AIADMK cadre and functionaries started the rally in all 50 party districts and 234 constituencies simultaneously at around 7.30 am. The cadre comprising members of various wings particularly the youth brigade of the party distributed 40-page booklets containing the achievements of the AIADMK government during the four-and-a-half years to the public. MPs, MLAs, office-bearers of various wings flagged off the rallies and distributed booklets containing excerpts of several addresses delivered by the Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa reflecting her views on key issues. The booklet also claims that the opposition had been unleashing false propaganda that maligned the AIADMK government.

Booth-level Vote Canvassers appointed by Jayalalithaa in August are enthusiastic about their role in the ensuing elections and are keen to begin their door-to-door visits to every voter and distribute the booklet. Jayalalithaa has directed these Vote Canvassers in the 65,616 polling booths to meet voters as many times as possible to propagate the welfare measures being implemented by the government. In the recently concluded general council of the party too, she had renewed her call to the party cadre and said they should effectively counter the false charges levelled by the opposition parties.

In Chennai, the rally was kickstarted by AIADMK presidium chairman E Madhusudanan in RK Nagar, which is the Chief Minister’s constituency.

Meanwhile, with a view to tap the social media for taking the party’s message to the voters, Jayalalithaa announced that the consultative meetings of the IT Wing would be held between January 9 to 26 across the State.  They were  postponed due to the floods. 

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