BJP president Amit Shah today charged the ruling AIADMK, its rival DMK and the Congress as corrupt parties. He asked the voters in Tamil Nadu not to vote to these parties, while stating that BJP can be an alternate in the state.
Shah was talking to reporters at Tiruchy and he listed out the corruption cases against DMK (2G case), disproportionate asset case against AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa, enforcement directorate case against Karti Chidambaram, son of Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram.
"There is no corruption charges against the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi," claimed Shah.
BJP could provide the "alternative" Tamil Nadu was seeking, he said adding that Tamil Nadu had not progressed because of corruption. "BJP will give transparent and good governance and would transform the state," said Shah.
Echoing few of the Union Ministers view, Shah said due to non-cooperation of the state government, Centre's schemes are not implemented in Tamil Nadu.
For instance, Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) has benefited states that have opted for it whereas Tamil Nadu has not agreed to join the scheme.
However Tamil Nadu government's stand is that the UDAY scheme would benefit only the banks and the private power producers and not the state government or the people, he alleged.
He claimed that due to the steps taken by the BJP government, firing at Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy has stopped and because of efforts taken by the Centre, the death penalty of five fishermen in Sri Lanka was stopped.
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