“As promised in the election manifesto, a new granite policy will be framed and the sale of beach minerals will be undertaken directly by the state government,” said Governor K Rosaiah.
“Hiking prices by increasing the excise duty at a time when the full benefit of a dip in crude oil prices had not been passed on to people is not fair,” CM Jayalalithaa said.
This will be her first visit to Delhi after she won the state Assembly elections and became CM for second consecutive time.
Her previous visit was in June 2014, immediately after the victory of the NDA government.
Minutes after taking charge as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for a consecutive second term, J Jayalalithaa on Monday announced a list of government schemes in keeping with her campaign promises.
Today’s assembly results are unlikely to mark a critical change in Tamil Nadu’s bipolar contest
34 years after she became a member of AIADMK, Jayalalithaa has remained a crowd-puller in the 2016 assembly elections with thousands of people thronging to her rallies.
Liquor baron, whose bribery charge toppled Kerala’s finance minister, has unleashed a ‘Tamil-style’ poll campaign in the state capital.
The belief that Panneerselvam is no longer in Jayalalithaa’s good books is expected to hurt his chances.
Jayalalithaa told the audience the DMK-Congress combine would come to them “to seek votes to swindle more as if what they had swindled when they were in power was not enough.
Hundreds of enthusiastic party workers and people greeted her en route to the electoral office before she filed her nomination.
At least three of the candidates are also women’s activists.
AIADMK has revised the list six times, tinkering with the candidates for a number of constituencies after announcing the list earlier this month.
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in her greetings said let us pledge ourselves to unite together for the progress of the State. “On this occasion, let happiness and prosperity prevail to Tamils”, she said.
Semmalai, the party’s Organisation Secretary, will now contest from Mettur where A Chandrasekaran was named as the nominee in the list of AIADMK candidates for 227 seats announced on April 4.