CM EPS hits campaign trial

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami commenced the campaign for 2021 assembly election from Edappadi in Salem district today.

Palaniswami, who is the Chief Ministerial candidate of the AIADMK, launched his campaign on Saturday after offering prayers at the Senrayar Perumal Temple in Periyasoragai village in Edappadi constituency.

Palaniswami reiterated that the AIADMK party and its functionaries were the real heirs to the legacy of former Chief Ministers MG Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa. “MGR founded the AIADMK to ensure that the poor get their basic rights.

His regime was the golden period. He fulfilled Anna’s dream…” Palaniswami then highlighted his government’s achievements, and said that initiatives such as 2,000 mini clinics across the TN would further benefit the poor. “Those two great leaders (Jayalalithaa and MGR ) had no heirs.

AIADMK is the third party to begin its campaign for the assembly elections after DMK and MNM of actor Kamal Haasan. DMK’s youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin, Lok Sabha MP Kanimozhi, and 13 other senior leaders of the party have been meeting people across TN.

Speaking to reporters in Salem on Friday, EPS said that the existing alliance would continue for the assembly polls and that BJP was very much part of the alliance.

“I am going to offer worship at Sendraya Perumal temple in Periyasoragai and commence the campaign in my constituency,” he said. EPS said a slew of events were organised by partymen in Edappadi.