Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Monday said the government will not discriminate between providing infrastructure and development projects despite the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) having no MLA from Coimbatore district.
Stalin, at a function organized to lay the foundation stone of various projects here, said that soon after the DMK’s victory in the last assembly elections, he thanked those who voted to bring him to power and promised equal treatment to those areas. Where people failed to vote for the party.
He said that the DMK did not get success in the last assembly elections like other districts, but the government has allotted districts to ministers to oversee the development and Power Minister Senthil Balaji has been given the responsibility of monitoring Coimbatore district.
The AIADMK and its ally BJP have won all 10 constituencies in the district, which is generally considered to be an AIADMK stronghold. However, two parliamentary constituencies – Coimbatore and Pollachi – are held by the CPI(M) and the DMK, which are allies in the state, respectively.
He said the government has taken over all pending projects with the release of Rs 1,132 crore for the airport expansion project here. Funds are being allocated for five road projects and steps are being taken to move the central jail in the heart of the city to a rural area and build two parks.
He also said that the city will be given the same importance as Chennai is being given.
The Chief Minister said that being an industrial city, especially with export-oriented industries, the government wants to make it one of the best prime industrial destinations in Tamil Nadu. He also said that the government will sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with major industries to attract more investments, create lakhs of employment opportunities and also create lakhs of jobs during the Industrial Summit to be held here on Tuesday.
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Stalin inaugurated new and completed projects worth over Rs 1,300 crore.