Speaking to people in Pudukkottai district's Aranthangi as part of his padayatra, En Mann En Makkal, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president K Annamalai said that Chief Minister MK Stalin's photos should be put up not just in ration shops but also in state government owned TASMAC liquor outlets.
He said that the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government has been putting its sticker on central government schemes.
Citing the example of rice being provided at ration shops, he said that while the centre provides Rs 33 and the state government provides Rs 2, it would put its sticker on it.
Further, he said that there are allegations of shop staff demanding a commission of Rs 6 per kilogram.
"If Chief Minister Stalin's photo can be put up at ration shops, then it can also be put up at TASMAC shops. BJP workers are willing to put it up in TASMAC shops if the government does not do it. If you can put your photo for a scheme where 99 per cent funding is done by the centre, why can't you put your photo in TASMAC liquor outlets? You can also write that you are encouraging liquor consumption", he said.
Taking a swipe at the government's plan to introduce liquor in 90 ml sachets, he said, "Tamil Nadu government's brain is limited to the thinking of how to reduce 180 ml alcohol bottle into 90 ml sachets. It has taken 27 months for them to figure this out. In the next 27 months, they would think about reducing this to 45 ml sachets. How could we even expect Tamil Nadu to develop?"
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For previous articles on the padayatra, please see here.
S Rajesh is Staff Writer at Swarajya.
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