AIADMK slams DMK on freebies
Participating in the debate on the interim budget, Deputy Leader of the AIADMK Legislature, O Panneerselvam said the government had spent around Rs 4,000 crore on the free Colour TV scheme and asked if this was a useful investment.
"What social justice has this ensured," he said even as the government sought an additional Rs 258.22 crore towards the scheme under its final supplementary estimates for 2010- 11.
PMK founder Ramadoss, besides the AIADMK, has been opposed to the freebies of the ruling party, saying focus should be on employment generation.
Panneerselvam, also a former chief minster, charged the state government with failing to act effectively on inter- state water issues including the Mullaperiyar Dam stand-off with Kerala.