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Monday, September 18, 2006

Payback Time?

The DMK government has been making lot of noise about the distribution of Colour TV sets and land to the public. All this has been timed quite well to influence the voter's mind before the local body elections. Dayanidhi Maran (whose daily objective is to appear atleast once everyday in Sun News) has gone on record saying that the people should vote for DMK in the local body elections as a kaimmaru for the goodies doled out by the DMK government. It has also come to light that some families who already have a TV were also given the free Colour TV as complete enumeration was not possible.

‘‘After receiving so much of welfare measures, what would you give to the thalaivar (Karunanidhi) in return ?...do not be satisfied with just expressing your goodwill in words... your conscience should work during the ensuing elections to the local bodies (ungal manasatchi varum ullatchi therthalil velai seyya vendum)’’, Dayanidhi Maran said.

Maran, more or less, confirmed that no proper enumeration of families without televisions had been done before the launch of the scheme, and that at least some families which already had television were also included among the beneficiaries.

‘‘When we passed through some areas in the colony, I saw cable (TV) connections here and there...but colour television sets will be given to all 2,745 families residing in this area’’, the Union Minister assured. (Source: New Indian Express, Link not available)

MK seems to be adopting a different approach:

I expect nothing from you for implementing these schemes. It is enough if you follow the ideals of our great leaders Periyar and Anna (DMK founder C N Annadurai). We should strive to create a society with rationalist ideals and without caste differences.

8 Comments:

  • Nothing wrong at all !

    Given the magnitude of snobbery rubbishing and economic criticism for the scheme...

    By Blogger RaajK, at 12:34 PM  

  • wasnt the tv supposed to be payback to the ppl for voting dmk to power -- part of election manifesto? how come dayanadhi maran conveniently forgets this fact?

    By Blogger capriciously_me, at 1:19 PM  

  • well for a change i have some sympathy towards MK for his modesty. I am increasingly getting annoyed with Maran inspite of his good work for TN. His constant bragging is really getting annoying.

    By Blogger Eshwar S, at 1:20 PM  

  • @RaajK,
    The economic criticism is because the DMK could use the Rs. 750 in better ways which could actually improve the living standards of these people.

    @CM,
    Dayanidhi Maran would still remember it, it's the people who have forgotten.

    @Eshwar,
    couldn't agree more. Maran is clearly projecting himself as the successor to the throne.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 5:16 PM  

  • Hmm....certainly a comment that was unwarranted from any angle. No one demanded TV's when they voted. And the DMK unashamedly expects a lifetime of unreserved loyalty for merely living up to its "promise"? Pettiness exemplified!

    Certainly does change my view of Dayanidhi Maran as a politician. Am wondering if I need to strip him off my list.

    By Anonymous The Jongleur, at 7:32 AM  

  • Madras is witnessing an epidemic called chickungunya. Rather than solving this crisis these guyz are distributing 750 crores of TV.
    what a shame!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:50 AM  

  • Looks like our "Grandnephew" wants to give serious competition to the "Son(s)"... only time will tell if these TV sets show the "Grandnephew", or the "Son" or maybe both !!!!

    By Blogger ramki830, at 9:30 PM  

  • every man, woman and child in TN needs a TV. and dayanidhi maran's mug needs to be seen by them all in sun-tv prime news. after that, over to serials and a bit of thigh-shaking for the octagenarian CM.

    By Blogger reason, at 1:01 AM  

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