Annamalai clarifies on comment – The Hindu

A day after insinuating that the State authorities was searching for to disburse “stolen cash” to the folks, on the time of the Meeting election, BJP State vice-president Ok. Annamalai clarified on Monday that he was not referring to the proposed ₹2,500 Pongal money reward.

On Sunday, talking in Karumathampatti, close to Coimbatore, at a gathering organised by the BJP in assist of the three farm legal guidelines, he had mentioned: “Giving cash stolen from the Tamil Nadu folks, again to them, as ₹2,000 throughout election time, is what the Tamil Nadu authorities [is doing].” Mr. Annamalai additionally appealed to the voters to “not mortgage their 5 years” after accepting cash. He didn’t specify whether or not he was referring to the Pongal money reward in his speech.

Because the clips of this portion of his speech went viral on social media platforms, Mr. Annamalai took to Twitter on Monday to make clear that he was referring solely to the “cash-for-votes” apply. “We welcome the Chief Minister growing the money reward for Pongal from ₹1,000 to ₹2,500. In these instances of [COVID-19], this cash given by the State authorities can be useful for the folks,” he tweeted.

Asserting that the BJP would by no means take pleasure in ‘cash-for-votes’ politics, Mr. Annamalai mentioned a bit of the media was trying to conflate his remarks with the announcement of Pongal money reward.

AIADMK spokesperson Kovai Ok. Selvaraj informed The Hindu that State-level BJP leaders like Mr. Annamalai should converse with accountability. “It isn’t truthful to remark concerning the events in alliance like Opposition events,” he added.

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