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DMDK rules out alliance with any party

DMDK president and actor Vijaykanth reiterated that his party would not have an alliance with any party in the May 8 Assembly elections.
None | By Press Trust of India, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2006 11:58 PM IST

DMDK president and actor Vijaykanth on Sunday reiterated that his party would not have an alliance with any party in the May 8 Assembly elections.

Addressing a public meeting here, he flayed both the AIADMK and DMK as corrupt parties with no concern for the people's welfare. He charged the AIADMK government with not providing him enough security after he refused to join the AIADMK alliance and said that he would not be cowed down by such threats.

He said that he had visited all the districts in the state, especially rural areas and found the condition of the people to be very pathetic.

`Even after 58 years of Independence and budget estimates running to over several thousand crores of rupees, people in villages do not have drinking water, road and health facilities', he said.

Though the DMK and AIADMK by turns had ruled the state for more than three decades,they had not solved people's problems, he said. `Both the parties are depending on alliance partners for victory. But DMDK depends only on people's support."

Coming down heavily on the educational system, Vijaykanth said education had been commercialised and poor people could not afford quality education.

`I will improve the educational standards in government schools, so that people need not depend on private schools which collect huge amounts of money', he stated.

Promising to eradicate poverty in rural areas, he said he would ensure big industries were set up in all the districts, 'instead of just in Chennai.'

He said he would improve the infrastructure and healthcare system in villages and take steps to ensure that essential items were delivered to each and every house in the state.

Alleging that the AIADMK had forgotten its founder MG Ramachandran's legacy and policies, the actor said he would revive `MRG rule' in the state.

`Give my party a chance. Vote for a change. Teach a lesson to the DMK and AIADMK, which are not concerned about people's welfare', he added.

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