Dharmapuri: Expressing concern over the Cauvery river dispute affecting the livelihood of the delta farmers, Chief Minister, Edappadi K Palaniswami said that the linking of Godavari river with Cauvery will certainly be taken up for implementation if AIADMK alliance wins the 2019 elections.
After completing his campaign in Salem, he had entered Dharmapuri via Thopppur, where he started his electioneering for the Dharmapuri parliament constituency on Friday.
He sought votes for Anbumani Ramadoss fielded by the AIADMK's alliance partner Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), re-contesting Dharmapuri seat for second time after winning it in 2014 polls.
The chief minister lashed out at the DMK's leader Stalin for his remarks against the PMK leader Dr Ramadoss. He asked Stalin to respect Ramadoss for his seniority in politics and also by age.
“Our government has implemented countless welfare schemes for the poor people. Vote for us if you wish our welfare schemes to continue,” Edappadi K Palaniswami said.
Referring to the Modi's dole for the farmers, he said, “Modi government has introduced a scheme benefitting tiny and small farmers. They are entitled for Rs 6,000 annually. The amount given in three installments and the first installment had already reached their bank accounts.”
The Chief Minister, hitting at DMK for creating hurdles to the new scheme of Rs. 2,000 given as the financial aid for the BPL families, said “We like Modi introduced an one time financial assistance scheme of giving Rs 2,000 for the poor families. The DMK tried to stop us from implementing it by creating trouble in the Assembly and also went to the court against the scheme”.