TRICHY: Stating that the democracy in India was under threat in BJP’s rule, MDMK chief Vaiko urged the public to vote for the Secular Progressive Alliance in the state in the ensuing Lok Sabha election. Speaking at a meeting to campaign for Indian National Congress (INC) candidate Su Thirunavukkarasar fielded in Trichy parliamentary constituency in Palakkarai on Monday, Vaiko said that the unemployment rate in India is at its worse. “Various manufacturing firms in the automobile sector have moved to other states like Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat instead of investing in Tamil Nadu as the state government had sought commission from them. Due to lack of employment opportunities, even engineering graduates are applying for menial jobs,” Vaiko charged.
Welcoming the assurance of DMK chief M K Stalin to waive off the agriculture and education loans, the MDMK leader also hailed the minimum income guarantee scheme proposed by the Congress which aims at providing Rs 6,000 as monthly income to poor families. “Democracy and secularism of the country is under threat. People should think wisely and dethrone the BJP government at the Centre,” Vaiko said.