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Stalin jealous of TN govt getting top rankings: Minister

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Press Trust of India Madurai
: Tamil Nadu Revenue MinisterR P Udhayakumar on Sunday charged the DMK leader M K Stalin with being jealous of the state government for getting a national award for implementing various schemes, ensuring good governance and maintaining law and order.
Addressinga local body election meeting near here, the Minister said the state had stood first among the 18 big states in departments of law and order, administration and eight others.
The Palaniswami-led government had won all the covetedawards which was more than winning a world cup, he said.
People think it is honour and pride for the entire state of Tamil Nadu, but Stalin was critical as he was unable to bear the good news and the top rank won by the state, the Minister further said.
The DMK, which ruled the state five times, has not win such awards, he said.
Even the states that have won second and third places have not been criticised by the opposition parties there, he said.
Even the Chinese President Xi Jinping who visited Tamil Nadu in the recent past was appreciative of the arrangements made by the state, he said, while asking the people to vote for the AIADMK in the election.

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First Published: Dec 28 2019 | 8:40 PM IST

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