CHENNAI: Presenting a ‘performance report’ of her government during the past five years, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday said since the government had fulfilled the electoral promises made in 2011 and the expectations of all sections of the society, people wished the continuation of the AIADMK in power.
“People mandated the AIADMK to power in 2011 with an expectation that we will usher in a change at a time when the DMK government was busy protecting ‘family interests’. The AIADMK government duly fulfilled the aspirations of people and it has brought in prosperity in their lives. As such, people wish that let this government continue,” the Chief Minister said replying to the discussion on the motion of thanks on the Governor’s address.
She said the previous DMK regime designed schemes which catered to their selfish interests and distribution of colour TVs was one such. The AIADMK government evolved schemes solely for the welfare of the people.
“I have time and again reiterated that my government was mandated to power by the people and it would work for the people,” she added.
“We don’t have any selfish motive. AIADMK alone is the true movement for the people. This political movement has dedicated itself for the welfare of the people. As long as I live, this movement will work for the prosperity of Tamils. Even after my time, the AIADMK will work for the welfare of Tamils for centuries,” Jayalalithaa said, turning emotional.
She said though her government had been implementing many a pro-people scheme, charges had been levelled within and outside the House.
“Even after due explanation, some people continue to unleash false propaganda against us. But people of Tamil Nadu cannot be hoodwinked by such propaganda,” she added. She said some people might ask whether the reply could be made extempore. “Yes. I can speak for hours together in pure Tamil. But can one refer to these statistics from memory?”, she added.