AIADMK, DMK ‘fooling people’ in Tamil Nadu: BJP

"Government does not want poor to take healthy drink but only TASMAC (state run liquor outlets) liquor. That is what they are interested in because it is their business," Javadekar charged.

By: PTI | Chennai | Published: April 17, 2016 3:28 pm
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BJP on Sunday accused the ruling AIADMK government and DMK of doing “petty politics”, saying both the Dravidian parties presented “corruption full bad governance” and were fooling people while Prime Minister Narendra Modi has presented “corruption free good governance.”

“Modiji has presented corruption free good governance but AIADMK and DMK has presented in Tamil Nadu, a corruption full bad governance. They are doing petty politics and fooling voters,” Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters.

“AIADMK and DMK are playing smart politics, smart games in Tamil Nadu,” he said.

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Flaying the AIADMK government for allegedly pasting ‘amma’ stickers on a centrally sponsored scheme, Javadekar, also BJP election in-charge for Tamil Nadu, said, “in giving free rice to poor, 90 per cent is central government subsidy. 10 per cent is what state government gives. But they are putting label and calling it as Amma Free Arisi (Rice) scheme. What we are saying at least call it as Pradhan Mantri Arisi.”

“Poor people get Amma Arisi free of cost that is 20 kilos under free rice scheme. What is the proof of Amma free Arisi? …Central government gives Rs 32 where as Amma (Jayalalithaa) gives Rs three and that is labelled and stickers are pasted as Amma Arisi (rice)..This kind of politics they are playing.”

“It is not Amma Arisi. It is Modi Arisi. We can say it as Pradhan Mantri Arisi. We are not fond of names. But who is giving what and it must be named together…they are fooling people,” Javadekar said.

Claiming that coconut growers in Tamil Nadu were not give government subsidy, he said, “I met coconut growers here and they are suffering…They are not given any subsidy. They are not allowed to tap coconut for making herbal drink.”

“Government does not want poor to take healthy drink but only TASMAC (state run liquor outlets) liquor. That is what they are interested in because it is their business,” he charged.

For importing palmolein from Malaysia, Javadekar claimed the state government was giving subsidy to Malaysian farmers.

“…You are not helping your own farmers. Why cannot you give subsidy on coconut oil. If you give subsidy on coconut oil, poor farmers growing coconut will survive and poor person will be happy to use coconut oil than palmolein for cooking.”

“So you get votes from Malaysia not from Tamil Nadu farmers,” he said.

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    TIHAEwale
    Apr 17, 2016 at 2:59 pm
    Javdekar should remember Feku56 and Arun Jhoot Lie have lunch with Amma but never tell her to acknowledge Central Govt contribution in free rice to ration card holders.
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      Raja
      Apr 20, 2016 at 10:50 am
      Mr.Javed are you spending your money. You are only a collection center. States with backwardness get as much as other states. TN State is advanced in many aspects and pays more to your kitty. So don't brag much.
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        manohar
        Apr 17, 2016 at 10:45 am
        Mr Prakash Javadekar is wrong because re1 rice scheme was brought to TN by DMK mush before UPA 2 brought NFSM(National Food Security Mission),in 2011 ADMK govt. changed re1 scheme to give 35kg rice free to BPL and re 1 price rice for other sections though NFSM put forth 5kg per person in a family to get rice at re 3
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          manohar
          Apr 17, 2016 at 10:48 am
          and also by Finance Commission states get back 42% in Centre Tax now and during previous period Sates got 32%.So since TN being one among the top GSDP list it was TN's share either way
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            MKS dri
            Apr 17, 2016 at 1:07 pm
            while regional parties are fooling people of their states only, national parties at the center are fooling people all over the country. This is the curse that has befallen on this country for the past 6 decades and over. So, no party can claim that it is honest and serve people !!!! The Indian people also get what they deserve since many of them are tricked into voting for a particular party when they are shown freebies.
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