Thursday, February 29, 2024

Jaya vows to continue crackdown on land grabbing


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CHENNAI: Launching a broadside against DMK, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday alleged largescale land grabbing took place during its previous regime and vowed to continue her government’s crackdown against it.

On a whirlwind campaign tour of three southern districts of Madurai, Tuticorin and Tirunelveli for the next week’s local body elections, the AIADMK supremo also alleged the DMK headquarters here was constructed on grabbed land.

At Tuticorin, Jayalalithaa, whose four-month old government’s performance will be put to test in the two-phased civic polls, said she will continue to crackdown against land-grabbing which has seen several DMK leaders including former ministers being put behind bars, promting the opposition party to dub the action as a political vendetta.

She said Rs 625 crore worth land had been restored to rightful owners even as more than 17,000 complaints have piled up before the Special police cells.

Speaking in Madurai, the home turf of Union Minister and DMK leader M K Alagiri, Jayalalithaa took at dig at him using the very sobriquet ‘Anjanenjan’ (Braveheart), as he is known among his followers, saying he had fled the city after the ouotcome of the April assembly elections.

“Now family rule (of DMK) has come to an end. People’s rule has come and you all have become Anjanenjan,” she said.(PTI)

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