On Sunday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said Cauvery Delta’s district’s crops were damaged due to heavy rainfall and flooding; following the completion of the assessment of damaged crops the flood relief would be sought from the Centre.
M K Stalin also stated that the irregularities under infra-schemes would be probed by a Commission of inquiry to be set up.
The infra-schemes were aimed at incrementing amenities and preventing flooding in the state.
The report from the team of Ministers assessing the damage of crops being led by I Periyasamy is awaited soon, M K Stalin said.
M K Stalin further added that after the complete inspection of the on-ground situation, appropriate flood relief from the Central Government would be sought.
If it becomes necessary, in order to seek flood relief, the State Ministers or MPs would call on Prime Minister Narendra Mod, M K Stalin said while in talks with media persons.
However, an official release stated on 13 November, Stalin visited the Cauvery Delta regions for inspection of damage due to heavy rainfall.
The people and DMK office-bearers contributed around Rs.13 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund.
The DMK government is being targeted by the opposition AIADMK, as they are also engaged in flood relief initiatives. On being asked about the criticism from the opposition, Stalin replied he did not worry about it.
He further added that his job is to serve the people who elected him as their Chief Minister.
Stalin said that a Commission of inquiry should be constituted after the end of the monsoon to look into the irregularities related to projects and flooding in the state.
He further added that whoever is responsible for these irregularities should be brought to book.
During the previous AIADMK regime led by former Chief Minister K Palaniswami, M K Stalin had already alleged the government for scheme irregularities and corruption under the Smart City Mission.
On Sunday, Chief Minister M K Stalin provided flood relief to several people affected by the heavy rainfall. He also opened a number of unique medical camps to help the public.
Along with the medical camps, the CM gave relief packs to affected people, which contained essential food items like rice, milk, bread, drinking water, blankets, and traditional mats.