Back in power, DMK will give up SHG loans, Stalin says
The DMK will also launch special programs to revive self-help groups and for the well-being of women and children, the party leader said on Saturday during his election campaign near Pollachi.
When the DMK returns to power, it will forgo loans that the Self-Help Groups (SHGs) had received from primary agricultural cooperatives, party leader MP Stalin said on Saturday during his campaign near Pollachi.
The DMK would also launch special programs to revive self-help groups and for the well-being of women and children if it came to power, Stalin said and added that the announcement of the loan waiver was a continuation of the announcement of the waiver of jewelry loans that the party had made some time ago.
As for the SHGs were concerned, the AIADMK government had neglected them. Mr. Stalin also joked that he wouldn’t be surprised if the state government made a similar announcement after seeing his promise, as he used to do everything he promised and demanded.
The head of the DMK, at the event “Ungal Thoguthiyil Stalin” (Stalin in your constituency), said that the government of Edappadi K. Palaniswami had only given women tears and hardship, but claimed the opposite. “What has this EPS government given to women? Only tears and difficulty. But this government claims the opposite. I doubt Mr. Palaniswami is showing women the anger he has against former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and his assistant Sasikala.
Whether it is the Pollachi Sexual Assault Case or the assault on women or the marginalization of women’s self-help groups (SHGs), the AIADMK government failed to protect women. He only tried to mislead them and indulged in false propaganda through full page advertisements. The government could no longer deceive the people and their anger would be reflected in their votes as they would dislodge the AIADMK from power, Mr. Stalin.
Detailing the turn of events in the Pollachi sexual assault case, the chairman of DMK said from day one that the ruling party was more concerned with protecting the accused than ensuring justice for the women involved. It was the DMK, by organizing protests and making statements, that forced the state government to act by arresting the defendants, some of whom were from the ruling party. Should the AIADMK attempt to derail the CBI’s investigation or attempt to delay justice, the DMK, upon its return to power, would ensure that nothing is overlooked to deliver justice to the women concerned.
“I will ensure that the accused do not escape the rule of law or the hands of Stalin,” he said. On the day the CBI arrested the accused K. Arulanantham, Haron Paul and Babu, the AIADMK government issued announcements claiming that the state was advancing in a victorious march. If the chief minister had been ashamed of himself, he should have resigned, Mr Stalin also said.