Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today hit out at arch rival DMK over not completing a key drinking water supply scheme aimed at benefiting the capital city of Chennai.
Intervening Ma Subramanian of DMK, during the debate in the State Assembly on the demand for grants for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Municpal Administration and Water Supply departments, she said it was during her regime the project was successfully implementED and the Chennai City was still getting water under the scheme.
She said the Opposition party member spoke about starting of projects and completing them. He also spoke about who was expert in them.
“Why was the Veeranam project, started in DMK regime (in the 1960s) not completed? Why did it remain incomplete? Were you not confident,” she asked amid loud thumping of benches by AIADMK members.
She said though DMK came back to power, it did not proceed with the project.
“I successfully implemented the New Veeranam Scheme (conceived during the 2001-06 AIADMK rule) and Chennai city is still getting drinking water (under it),” she said.
Jayalalithaa sought to know why the project, started during the DMK regime, was not completed by it. ”Do yourself had lost hope about the project”, she said, adding, later the Sarkaria Commission ended and the government was also dismissed.