Rahul Gandhi's "Nyay" will support salt workers and poor
Former AICC president Rahul Gandhi has said that no one can coerce the Tamil people as the Center has coerced the AIADMK government in the state and they will pronounce a good verdict in the Assembly elections. On Saturday morning he began his third instalment of a campaign in the state.
He met with Congress Lawyers at the Thoothukudi Vashi college auditorium at 11 am and has given replies to their questions. Rahul Gandhi met with the people at Thoothukudi Cruz Fernando statue junction at one o'clock in the afternoon. He participated in a meeting with salt workers and women at Kovangadu Vilakku. Rahul then met the salt workers at Kovangadu Vilakku and inquired about their plight.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that the country had fallen into disrepair after the BJP came to power, that the rulers had completely neglected the public welfare and were looking to overthrow the governments of the rival parties by illegal means.
He said that the workers working in the salt pans would be out of work for five months every year and assured that he would take appropriate measures to support them during that time. Rahul said that the Congress government would implement a scheme called 'Nyay', which would deposit Rs 72,000 in the bank accounts of all the poor below the poverty line, not just the saltwater workers. On the occasion, the women workers told Rahul that their husbands were burning their daily earnings by drinking. He said the problem would go away if the alcohol ban came into force in the state.