With the entry of the Kongunadu Munnetra Peravai (KNMP) into the election fray, the action in some constituencies in Coimbatore belt has taken an interesting turn. The contest in the area is a case in point. All major parties have so far campaigning, but the one who is going to eat into the votes of the major political parties is the KNMP which is espousing the cause of the community.
After the state govt had neglected the Kongu (Coimbatore) region for a long time in development aspects, it has become a battleground of the Gounders..
KNMP’s candidates are in the forefront and observers point out, KNMP will give all other candidates a run for their money.
While the issues of the community are going to dictate the voting pattern, developmental issues, too, are going to sway the electorate.
The Gounders have all along felt they have been short-changed and the KNMP is trying to drive home this point.
The Coimbatore region being an agrarian & Industrial belt, issues such as reasonable prices for agricultural produce, mainly copra & lack of infrastructure development have cropped up often. Now both the major parties DMK & ADMK are campaigning against KNMP. But the winner will be one & only KNMP.
Firstly, he do not want AIADMK joining hands with congress. He maintained his link with congress and AIADMK has come out supporting Tamil Eelam. If AIADMK supports LTTE and reaffirms it strongly, then Karunanidhi will just ditch congress and will go it alone in the election since after AIADMK supports LTTE congress cannot ally with AIADMK.
Secondly he wants to be in Government during election period so he does not want his minority government to fall which will happen if congress withdraws support.
Karunanidhi is always having a soft corner towards LTTE his love for LTTE is more than of Jayalalitha. The moment he ditches congress at the right time he will be able to win at least 15 Lok Sabha seats. On the other hand if he continues his alliance he may end up in 2 Lok sabha seats.
Ladli Laxmi Yojana scheme was started by the BJP govt in MP in 2006. In a very short time, it has proved to be one of the most successful social welfare schemes in the history of the state.
Under the scheme, the state govt buys saving certificates of Rs 6,000 each year for five consecutive years for every girl born in a family.
The girl gets Rs 2,000 after she completes her Class 5, another Rs 4,000 after she completes Class 8, Rs 7,500 after she completes the Class 10, Rs 200 per month in her 11th standard and a lumpsum amount of Rs 1,18,000 after she enters the 12th standard or, alternatively, attains the age of 18.
The principal aim of the scheme is to eliminate school dropout among girl students and to encourage them to study at least upto pre-college level. Kanyadhan Yojna: state gives Rs 7,500 for poor families during the time of a girl's marriage, and Janani Suraksha Yojna: state provides all economic & health support to a pregnant woman till the time of delivery. This is what I (as an Indian) call development of girl child; unfortunately no media will project this, but will project BJP as T@liban if some Sene beats a girl who goes to a pub only coz it happened in a state ruled by BJP. This bias is going to be the undoing of the Congress