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Opposition parties in the State are determined to block the implementation of schemes that would benefit the people, BJP State president Tamilisai Soundararajan said here on Tuesday.

Addressing reporters at the Coimbatore airport, she said, “Opposition parties are saying that no good schemes should reach the people, and appear determined to block [their] implementation.

And, they are so selfish in their approach that they can’t even bring themselves to thank the Centre for the good schemes it has brought to the State.”

Citing the Centre's move to establish an All India Institute of Medical Sciences near Madurai, she said the very fact that the Opposition parties had not thanked the Centre showed their mindset.

On the Karnataka government's move to construct a dam across the Cauvery at Mekedatu, she said the DMK-Congress coalition, which was opposed to the project, should protest against it in Karnataka. “DMK president M.K. Stalin and Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Su. Thirunavukkarasar should go to Karnataka and stop the project by talking to the government there,” she said.

After the National Democratic Alliance government ushered in the Goods and Services Tax, there was zero tax on many goods. During the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance rule, the tax rate was as high as 38%, she claimed.

‘Stalin miscalculated’

Later, speaking to journalists in Tirupur, Ms. Soundararajan said that Mr. Stalin's move to nominate Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s name for the Prime Minister’s post was a miscalculation, as people will not accept the choice.

It was wrong to say that the BJP was advancing divisive and communal sentiments, she said. Citing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Christmas greetings, she sought to know why politicians like Mr. Stalin did not wish Hindus on Ganesh Chaturthi.


English Summary

Opposition keen on scuppering Centre’s schemes

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